The King’s Singers. Photo by Frances Marshall.

“The King’s Singers announced on Monday night that Pensacola Christian College had cancelled the ensemble’s scheduled performance on Saturday 11 February at short notice,” writes Siena Linton in Tuesday’s (2/14) Classic FM (U.K.). The British a cappella group said “they were ‘deeply saddened’ by the cancellation. The school’s justification for the cancellation, the singers added, was to do with ‘concerns’ around the ‘lifestyle’ of [some of] the group’s members…. ‘We have performed at Pensacola Christian College before and we entered into the engagement in the knowledge that this is a fundamentalist Christian institution,’ the group added in its statement…. ‘This is the first time that anything other than bad weather, the pandemic or war has caused a concert cancellation in our 55-year history.’… The King’s Singers will continue their North American tour this week in Canada … Pensacola Christian College later … stated: ‘The college cannot knowingly give an implied or direct endorsement of anything that violates the Holy Scripture. PCC canceled a concert with The King’s Singers upon learning that one of the artists openly maintained a lifestyle that contradicts Scripture…. The artists … were given full remuneration.’ ”