The Swingle Singers
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 7 p.m.
The Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. For over four decades, the unmistakable sound of "Swingle singing" has defined the art form: virtuosic vocal agility and blend demonstrated by their signature close-microphone technique, combined with high-level entertainment that has thrilled audiences around the globe. The latest lineup of young and talented voices represents the group's transformation from pioneering classical/jazz crossover artists to contemporary vocal super-group. Their repertoire encompasses classical, jazz, Latin, pop and rock, all accompanied by their own vocal rhythm section. The Swingle Singers have performed all across the UK, America, Asia, and virtually every country in Europe, have released over 50 recordings, and have won five Grammy Awards.
The London-based Swingle Singers are legendary in the world of a cappella. Their extensive repertoire encompasses Pop, Rock, Jazz, Latin and Classical styles and all sounds are made using only the human voice. For over 4 decades the group have been setting the standard of vocal agility whilst pushing the boundaries of musical innovation, and the latest line-up of young talented voices effortlessly uphold the tradition of the original 60’s group. The Swingle Singers performances have taken them from La Scala to Ronnie Scotts, from the soundtracks of ‘Sex and the City’ to ‘Glee’. The Swingle Singers have won 5 Grammy Awards and have released over 50 recordings, of which “Ferris Wheels” is the most recent, including unique arrangements of songs by Björk, Joni Mitchell, Annie Lennox, Sting, and the Beach Boys. Today’s incarnation of Swingle Singers are young, sexy and unbelievably talented – and are committed to bringing the versatile world of a cappella to the masses.