Iowa State Center awarded funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund

The Iowa State Center at Iowa State University has been selected to receive funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group.

Arts Midwest Touring Fund engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater, and other performing arts forms. Inter-state touring and the engagement of professional artists is central to the work of Arts Midwest.

“Arts Midwest is proud to support the Iowa State Center in their upcoming engagement of The King’s Singers,” said Arts Midwest Executive Director David J. Fraher. “Arts events like this not only provide uplifting experiences for audiences, they also create meaningful jobs for those employed in the arts industry – thus amplifying the effectiveness of our funding.”

Making their sixth appearance in Stephens Auditorium, The King’s Singer are acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, and in global demand. Their work, synonymous with the very best in vocal ensemble performance, appeals to a vast international audience. Performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season, the group tours regularly to Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. Instantly recognizable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King’s Singers are consummate entertainers.

The group’s repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable. The King’s Singers have commissioned over 200 works, including landmark pieces from leading contemporary composers. They have also commissioned arrangements of everything from jazz standards to pop chart hits, explored medieval motets and Renaissance madrigals, and encouraged young composers to write new scores.

The King’s Singers is part of the 2018-2019 50th Anniversary Season of the Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium and are also celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Tickets are currently available through the subscription series. Individual tickets will go on sale in August. More information is available at www.center.iastate.edu or by calling 515-294-2479.