ST. JOHNSBURY — Start the holiday season with a night wrapped in The Swingles’ warm vocal magic.
On Saturday, December 14, at St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall, they will perform a festive program of folk and jazz-inspired a capella originals, traditional carols, and holiday favorites.
The Swingles have been pushing the boundaries of vocal music for more than half a century.
The group is recognized worldwide as masters of their craft at a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever.
A band of Parisian session singers was first assembled by American-born Ward Swingle beginning in 1963 whose album, Jazz Sebastian Bach, launched them to fame.
They are Federica Basile, Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, Imogen Parry, Oliver Griffiths, Jon Smith, Kevin Fox, and Edward Randell.
With an ever-growing repertoire, they’ve won five Grammy® awards and made more than 50 recordings, with recent releases such as Folklore, the 50th-anniversary album Deep End, and holiday collection Yule Songs vol. II.
In 2017, they co-wrote and performed a song for the end credits of Alexander Payne’s film Downsizing, and have appeared on numerous film and TV soundtracks, including Sex and the City, Wedding Crashers, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee.