Katie Melua announces tour with Georgian choir
The singer-songwriter plans a special winter concert series with the 23-piece Gori Women’s Choir – a “completely unique vocal orchestra”Georgian-British singer-songwriter Katie Melua has announced that her 2016 winter concert series will see her joined onstage by the 23-piece Gori Women’s Choir. Masters of the ancient Georgian tradition of polyphonic singing, Gori Women’s Choir are described by Melua as a “completely unique vocal orchestra”.
Together they will perform new material from Melua’s forthcoming recording project as well as a selection of classic songs from her six-album catalogue – from the 2003 debut Call Off The Search to 2013’s Ketevan. The choir was founded in 1970 at Gori’s School of Music, and is lead and conducted by Teona Tsiramua. Georgian polyphonic singing has been designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
“The last 18 months of working with Gori Women’s Choir in Georgia has been so inspiring,” said Melua. “I am immensely looking forward to performing with them across the UK and Europe this winter.”
The UK dates have been confirmed as follows…
23 November – Guildford, G Live
24 November – Bristol, Colston Hall
25 November – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
27 November – London, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
28 November – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
29 November – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
1 December – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
2 December – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
3 December – Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
Presale tickets will be available on Wednesday 2 March and then go on general sale from 10:00am GMT on Friday 4 March from GigsAndTours.com – gigst.rs/KM. For more details go to Katie Melua’s official website: katiemelua.com