International A Cappella Group Swingle Singers to Perform at UT November 3

 

Swingle_SingersThe Swingle Singers, an internationally acclaimed a cappella vocal group known for pushing the boundaries of the human voice, will perform at UT on Sunday, November 3.

The 6:00 p.m. concert will be in the James R. Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building.

“This internationally famous choral group is easily the highest profile choral artist ever on the UT campus,” said Angela Batey, director of choral activities in the UT School of Music. “The opportunity for our students and community to experience this group in a free concert is unprecedented. We anticipate a standing-room-only crowd and recommend arrival well before the doors open at 5:30 p.m.”

The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Music are sponsoring the event.

The Swingle Singers are four men and three women who sing folk ballads, funk jams, fugues, opera, jazz, and pop.

The group was established in 1963 by American-born Ward Swingle, who assembled a group of Parisian session singers to sing some of Bach’s keyboard music. The subsequent album, Jazz Sebastian Bach, launched the group to fame. The group is now based in London and has added new members who bring a fresh perspective to the group’s sound.

Since its founding, the group has won five Grammy Awards and made more than fifty recordings.

This year marks the Swingle Singers’ fiftieth anniversary. In celebration, the group is performing in Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia, and South and North America. Their UT visit is part of that tour.

To learn more about the Swingle Singers, visit their website.

To learn more about the UT School of Music, visit the website.

CONTACT:

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993, lola.alapo@tennessee.edu)

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