Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Peter Togni SUNDAY, June 3, 2012 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

The Swingle Singers in Concert

This week on Choral Concert you hear the Swingle Singers. Yes, the same choir that sang all of that swinging Bach back in the 60's.

The word “swingle” is a great word. It could be a drink, as in “I’ll have a dash of swingle in my martini”, or a play on words conjuring up images of parties you wish you had attended when you were younger…

But in reality it comes from their founder, who’s name really is Ward Swingle. It was just a too obvious and wonderful a name to not exploit, and so the rest is history.

For the past 5 decades they’ve wowed the world with their vocal agility, their up-front and personal sound, and their flawless technique. They have a discography of over 50 recordings and they’ve won 5 grammies – not bad for a group that seemed to be only a one hit wonder when they got started, doing Bach’s “Air on a G String”.

On Sunday you’ll hear the full range of what they can now do, everything from the Flight of the Bumblebee, to Archangelo Corelli, to Chopin, Corelli, De Falla and Sting.
Don’t forget that CBCMUSIC.CA has lots to offer for classical music lovers, there are 10 classical streams, available 24 / 7. You can also check out the Choral Concert blog plus extensive videos and concerts in all genres

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