Lee University is proud to announce that The Swingle Singers will be performing on February 21, 2001 as part of the Presidential
Concert Series. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Dixon Center.
In its eighth season, the Lee University Presidential Concert Series strives to bring high quality classical performers and artists to
enrich the Cleveland and Bradley County community.
Since 1963, when Ward Swingle formed the group with a repertoire of ‘swung’ baroque music, The Swingle Singers have broadened
their repertoire and yet they retain their unique appeal and original sound.
In their a cappela concerts, these eight talented young vocalists combine organ fugues, orchestral overtones, big band favorites and
piano pieces as well as performing avant-garde compositions and original arrangements of pop classics, movie themes and folk
tunes. Members of the group include Ann De Renais, Joanna Forbes, Sarah Simmonds, Wendy Nieper, Andrew Gray, Michael
Robinson, Jeremy Sadler, and Patrick Ardaugh-Walter.
The Swingle Singers also appear regularly with some of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including the London Symphony,
the Royal Philharmonic and the Boston Pops Orchestras. The Swingle Singers’ performances of Luciano Berio’s ‘Sinfonia’ (written
for The Swingle Singers and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra) have brought about regular collaborations with major
orchestras and conductors, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pierre Boulez.
The Swingle Singers offer master classes and workshops, appear as guests at international music festivals and a cappela
conferences, perform for radio and television and regularly record new albums for a variety of labels. The group has won two U.S.
Grammy Awards and was awarded the All Music Award, established by Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine, which is an award that
recognizes artists whose work transcends traditionally accepted musical boundaries.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior adults and children, and will be sold at the Dixon Center Box Office approximately one
week prior to the concert. For additional information, call the Box Office at (423)614-8343.
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