Jazz, spirituals, folk rock and classical music all take their turn at this performance
(February 20, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–The Swingle Singers, an eight-voice a cappella group with a repertoire that ranges from the baroque and Bach to the Beatles and jazz, presents a concert on Friday, Feb. 27, at Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. The performance begins at 8:15 p.m., with a pre-concert program at 7:15 p.m.
The extensive program will include the Organ Fugue in E minor and Badinerie (from Orchestral Suite No.2) by Bach, Concerto Grosso by Corelli, Prelude in E minor by Chopin and selections by Duke Ellington, Stephen Sondheim and the Beatles.
The Swingle Singers have been on a mission to surprise and innovate since their first concert in Paris in 1963. Their unique style and sound remains instantly recognizable in a repertoire, which now includes contemporary opera, jazz standards, film and TV soundtracks and instrumental classics. Over the past 40 years they have won five Grammy awards, recorded 47 albums and toured the globe, performing with orchestras as well as opera, ballet and contemporary dance companies.
Because of Hobart and William Smith Colleges' continuing subscription to Geneva Concerts, Inc., students from the Colleges who wish to attend the concert may do so for free with ID. Adult tickets are $25, and non-HWS students are admitted for $10, with ID.
This concert is made possible by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.