Following the triumphant success of their UK concerts in October 2015 The Imperials are set to return to the UK in November for two very special concerts – at the modern Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbot, Wales on Friday 17th November and at the historic Cheltenham Town Hall on Sunday 19th November.
For both performances this leading American gospel trio will be joined by the 100-strong Morriston Orpheus Choir, one of the UK’s best known, and most impressive, male voice choirs. The concerts will feature many of Elvis’ most famous ballads together with a selection of his favourite gospels. Whilst perhaps best known for his rock’n’roll, Elvis much preferred to sing gospels – in fact all three of his Grammy Awards were for gospel records and had the world of music not been changed forever by his hip-shaking antics then he probably would have joined a gospel group such as The Imperials.
Instead The Imperials joined him – as his backing singers for Elvis’ legendary come-back period on stage at the Las Vegas Hilton, as well as on many of his studio recordings.
No-one has the ‘feel’ of how to sing Elvis gospels as well as Elvis’ Imperials – a true all-American Gospel Trio that inject pure passion into their performances.
And what can we say about the Morriston Orpheus Choir except that this is the third year that they have performed with Elvis’ Imperials – and both could hardly wait to work with each other again – the choir already had an impressive repertoire of Elvis numbers and after performing together in venues such as Cardiff and Coventry Cathedrals both are looking forward to re-uniting for these two very special performances.
For further information, photographs, or to arrange an interview please contact David Wade on the number below or on 07721 435 291
Elvis Presley died on the 16th August 1977… and yet his records still sell in their millions, his recent Concert Tour to the UK and throughout Europe (with Elvis shown on a giant screen but with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) was seen by over 100,000 fans and each year some 600,000 people visit his Graceland mansion home in Memphis, Tennessee. Are there any other performers who would, or could, have such a following 40 years after their death?