The Swingle Singers return to Cadogan Hall for the official launch of Weather To Fly, their first full-length album since 2009 and the first of two discs to be released in their 50th anniversary year. A punchy, electrifying set that bottles the excitement of a Swingles live show, Weather To Fly celebrates the best of the group’s current a cappella repertoire. All-vocal arrangements of songs from Turkey, Spain, Italy and Argentina sit alongside re-imagined British pop from Elbow, Florence and the Machine and The Beatles. The album is released through Harmonia Mundi’s World Village label.
Alongside music from Weather To Fly, The Swingle Singers perform old favourites by Bach and Debussy, as well as giving a preview of material from the second release of their 50th year (due December 2013), which sees the group exploring new sound worlds in collaboration with guest singers and instrumentalists.
Since the release of their debut album Jazz Sebastian Bach in 1963, The Swingle Singers have pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve, winning five Grammy awards and performing on the world’s most famous stages. Today’s line-up of seven young and versatile voices represents the group’s evolution from baroque jazz pioneers to contemporary a cappella phenomenon.