Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Extra, extra, read all about it!

It’s exciting to see the press coverage the England tour is generating even before the singers have boarded Thursday's flight to Heathrow. Minnpost.com was the first to take notice with a very nice piece by David Hawley published on 23 December. He broke the news that our Inauguration Day concert on January 20 will be recorded for broadcast the same evening in Minnesota.

Star Tribune writer Graydon Royce took note of our King’s College debut in an article called “Courting the King’s.” In an interview with Philip Brunelle, he asked about the acoustics of the famous chapel, saying “history of King's College breathes in the walls.”

The biggest splash in the media so far has come from the Birmingham Post, which published a major feature piece on 13 January. “As well as giving the world such pop luminaries as Bob Dylan and Prince, the northern state of Minnesota has a reputation throughout the United States for its tradition of choral singing,” wrote Terry Grimley, noting that “the tour, which links venues as different yet iconic in their contrasting ways as King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, and the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, was arranged through director Philip Brunelle’s personal contacts in the English choral world.”

We’ll keep you posted on more press as it’s published.

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