Grammy-Nominated Quartet New York Polyphony to Perform at JBU

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New York Polyphony members Craig Phillips, Christopher Dylan Herbert, Steven Caldicott Wilson and Geoffrey Williams to perform at John Brown University on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. (Jan. 20, 2016) – The John Brown University Music Department will host New York Polyphony, the two-time Grammy-nominated male vocal quartet, on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The group has performed in concert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe, including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the UK. Members include Geoffrey Williams, countertenor, Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor, Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone, and Craig Phillips, bass.

“New York Polyphony performs everything from contemporary works to medieval chants. They perform original works that combine centuries of musical style, making their concert a distinctive experience,” said event director Jan Lauderdale. “We are glad to welcome back such a renowned vocal group to JBU.”

New York Polyphony has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music/ Small Ensemble performance category for their two latest albums. Sing Thee Noel, New York Polyphony’s most recent album, reached the Top 10 Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical Album chart. Central to the group’s mission is commissioning works that explore the boundaries between ancient and modern music, bringing a unique sound and style to their performances.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students, and free for JBU students, and may be purchased online at www.jbu.edu/tickets or by calling the Berry Performing Arts Center at 479-524-7382. Reservations are recommended.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Ranked No. 2 among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News, JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 42 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 50 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

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