THE SWINGLES (UK)
SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST
AUSACA Australian A Cappella Awards
Saturday 7 September, 2019
10:45am – A Cappella Workshops with Deke Sharon and The Swingles
2:00pm – Open Division Ensemble Championship Final
7:00pm – Open Division Band Championship Final
Wesley College – Adamson Hall, 557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Take $10 off each ticket purchased online with the code: swingles
Tickets will be full price at the door.
Learn more about The Swingles
The Swingles work in education has inspired generations of singers. Their disarming and accessible style appeals to all ages and abilities. At its heart is their belief that everyone can (and should!) experience the joy of expressing themselves through music.
‘Superhero singing to truly raise goosebumps.’ The Guardian (U.K.)
For more than half a century, The Swingles has pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winning choral ensemble since it first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles is recognised as a master of its craft.
‘The Swingle Singers pitched those mysteriously lovely chords with laser-like precision … a triumph.’ The Daily Telegraph (U.K.)
In 1963, American-born Ward Swingle first assembled a group of Parisian session singers to sing Bach’s keyboard music. The resulting album, Jazz Sebastian Bach, launched the Swingle Singers to fame. Since then, they have won five Grammy® awards and made more than 50 recordings, with a repertoire that has grown to include a huge variety of music, including pop, jazz, folk, contemporary classical and new original songs. Recent releases include Folklore, inspired by traditional music from around the world; 50th anniversary album Deep End; and holiday collection Yule Songs vol. II.
The Swingles have appeared on numerous film and TV soundtracks, including Sex and the City, Wedding Crashers, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee. In 2017, they co-wrote and performed a song for the end credits of Alexander Payne’s film Downsizing. Their prolific output of music videos has also earned them millions of views online and new audiences around the world.
Check out some of their recent videos below: