The Grammy-winning vocal group pushes musical boundaries with an eclectic mix of original compositions and creative arrangements of hit songs.
For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. Seven young singers comprise today’s London-based group and 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, and their repertoire has grown to include a vast variety of music, including new original songs and music inspired by their international travels. With creative arrangements that transport these well-loved songs into the group’s unique and vibrant sound world, the results are powerful and surprising.
The American Theatre concert will feature highlights from “Folklore,” the group’s latest recording of folk music from around the world, as well as favorites from their repertoire.
“The Swingles epitomize the power of vocal performance,” said Hampton Arts Artistic Director Richard M. Parison, Jr. “It’s no wonder they’ve played some of the world’s great concert halls, from Milan’s La Scala to London’s Royal Festival Hall. The American Theatre offers a rare opportunity to hear the award-winning group in such an intimate setting. We’re thrilled to welcome them to Coastal Virginia.”
Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m.
All tickets: $35
The American Theatre
125 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663
About The American Theatre and Hampton Arts
For more than 31 years, Hampton Arts has provided a variety of engaging performing and visual arts experiences for the entire Hampton Roads region. One of the goals of the Hampton Arts Foundation, a unique public/ private partnership with the Hampton Arts Commission, is to provide long-term financial support to maintain high standards of excellence in the performing and visual arts in Coastal Virginia.
Since its creation, The Hampton Arts Commission (now popularly known as Hampton Arts) has been a much respected and praised institution responsible for a remarkable renaissance of the arts not only within the City of Hampton but also within the entire Hampton Roads region. Hampton Arts oversees both the venues and the programming at The American Theatre and The Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center.
Hampton Arts’ continuing mission is to advance the performing and visual arts and enhance the quality of life for all Hampton Roads residents and visitors. The pillars by which this is accomplished is to educate and inspire teachers, students, and life-long learners to embrace arts; provide opportunities for Hampton Roads artists to showcase and develop their creativity; and present world-class performing artists for a diverse citizenry to promote a more profound cultural awareness.