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"Scholars of London" Will Sing At Davidson College

By Tim Cook '04

October 2, 2001
Contact: Bill Giduz 704/894-2244 or bigiduz@davidson.edu

Scholars of London
The Scholars of London

Davidson College will host one of the most widely traveled musical ensembles in the world on Sunday, October 7, when The Scholars of London come to town. Few groups can match them in passport stamps or concerts played, with more than 2,500 concerts in more than 50 countries.

The Scholars of London will present the Davidson audience with "500 Years of Song," a variety of sacred and secular a cappella pieces of both classical and folk origin from the Renaissance to the modern day. The concert, which is presented as part of the college's Concert Series, begins at 8 p.m. in Hodson Hall of Cunningham Fine Arts Building. Admission is $10 for seniors, and $15 for the general public.

The accomplished British quartet has been performing for almost thirty years. The name "Scholars" derives from the fact that the original members of the group all won scholarships to Cambridge University to sing in the famous choir of King's College Chapel. The Scholars of London began as an all-male ensemble, but in 1972 added a female voice. The ensemble currently includes founding members David van Asch, bass, and Robin Doveton, tenor. Kym Amps, soprano, and Angus Davidson, counter tenor, joined the group in 1983 and 1986 respectively.

The Concert Series was created through an endowment established by First Charter National Bank in honor of the Coltrane family. It is funded by the endowment, the music department and the College Union. Additional support is provided by the Friends of the Arts at Davidson, and Classical 89.9 WDAV radio is providing media sponsorship.

For tickets, call 704/894-2135 between 2 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 704/894-2357 for more information.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is ranked in the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Davidson is currently engaged in "Let Learning Be Cherished," a $250 million campaign in support of student financial assistance, academic resources, and community life.

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