For more than 60 years, the swingle singers have been amazing audiences around the globe with their astounding a cappella. The group recently took their fame to the small screen by voicing the end credits in the popular television show “Glee.” Don’t miss your opportunity to see these world renowned singers close to home at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2011 at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center.
Since the release of their ground-breaking debut album in 1963, this eight-voice a cappella group (complete with their own vocal rhythm section) have become an international phenomenon and have performed on the world’s most famous stages, sustaining over four decades a level of international popularity beyond the wildest dreams of founder, American-born Ward Swingle.
The members of the group have changed over the years, but maintain the unmistakable sound of “swingle singing”: virtuosic vocal agility and blend demonstrated by their signature close-microphone technique, combined with high-level entertainment. The current Swingles are a London-based group of eight whose repertoire encompasses classical, jazz, Latin, pop and rock – all accompanied by their own vocal rhythm section, created by just their voices.
The swingle singers have performed all across the United States, the United Kingdom, Asia, and virtually every country in Europe, have released more than 50 recordings, and have won five Grammy Awards. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the swingle singers live at LCCC’s Stocker Arts Center.
The show is part of the Stocker’s Performing Artists Series. Tickets are $34 for orchestra; $27 for mezzanine; and $10 for students and youth 18 and under. Valet parking is available for this show for just $5 per car. Tickets for the performance and valet parking can be ordered online at www.lorainccc.edu/stocker, or by calling the Stocker Arts Center box office at (440) 366-4040 from 12-6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 90 minutes before curtain time. Tickets are also available at the box office, located in the lobby of the Stocker Arts Center.
For more information on the swingle singers, visit www.swinglesingers.com. For more information on upcoming shows at Stocker Arts Center, visit www.lorainccc.edu/stocker.