Sting Live in Hong Kong

By Butterboom Writers  /  July 8, 2008

Sting returns for a classical concert at the Jockey Club.

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After visiting Macau last December with The Police, Sting returns this December to Hong Kong for a very special show at the Jockey Club Auditorium that seats only 1,000.

This tour is in support of the critically-acclaimed album, Songs from the Labyrinth – a personal tribute to late 16th-century Elizabethan composer, John Dowland – Sting will embark on a tour of Australia and Asia, joined by esteemed lutenist, Edin Karamazov.

Songs from the Labyrinth began as a Deutsche Grammophon recording project in 2006 which surpassed all expectations by debuting at the top of the classical charts in the US, UK, France, Canada & Germany. The album remained on Billboard’s #1 classical charts for fifteen consecutive weeks and was the top selling classical album of both 2006 and 2007. A DVD, entitled The Journey and the Labyrinth, followed the CD and was also released on Deutsche Grammophon. It was filmed appropriately at Sting’s 16th-century manor house in Wiltshire (Lake House), in the ancient gardens of his home in Italy (Il Palagio), and at a live concert at St Luke’s Church in London.

Joining Sting and Edin Karamazov on this tour is the British a cappella choir Stile Antico, who are featured in all the European performances of Songs from the Labyrinth to date, giving vocal accompaniment to some of the more raucous tavern songs and gentle lullabies that are found in Dowland’s wide-ranging music. An ensemble in their own right, Stile Antico have won numerous awards for their recordings of 16th and 17th music as well as a Grammy award nomination for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Their next recording, Song of Songs, will be released in 2009.

Tickets are on sale now at HK Ticketing at HK$2888, HK$1888 and HK$988.

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