For more than half a century, The Swingles have 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® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft.
The Daily Telegraph writes, “The Swingle Singers pitched those mysteriously lovely chords with laser-like precision... a triumph.”
The Swingles’ program at the Festival will include arrangements of songs by their favorite singer/songwriters alongside classical pieces and folksongs.
“The vocal and choral world has changed considerably in the last 50 years... But The Swingles have managed to hold on to their distinctive niche and continue to thrive.” – Chicago Sun-Times
The Swingles are: Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, Federica Basile, Liz Swain, Oliver Griffiths, Jon Smith, Kevin Fox, and Edward Randell. The Swingles first appeared as The Swingle Singers at the Newport Music Festival in 1979 with their founder and arranger Ward Swingle.
For more information contact the Newport Music Festival: 401-849-0700
Sponsored by: The Preservation Society of Newport County