Some 55 years, several lineup changes and repertoire augmentations later, the Swingles are still at it.
A cappella" means "in chapel style," they say, and the experience of listening to a Swingles performance (recorded or live) is not unlike that of a choir in an antique church service.
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Inspired by their experiences touring the world, five-time Grammy winners The Swingles
will perform the traditional songs of countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Portugal, China and the Philippines.
The critically-acclaimed Swingles have been wowing audiences around the world since 1962 and the current line-up will feature during the prestigious Choir of the World competition at Llangollen International Eisteddfod on July 9.
The Swingles were originally formed in Paris in 1962 by American jazz musician Ward Swingle.
Joining her at the gala will be Grammy-winning acapella group Swingles
and DJ Mitchell Niemeyer.
And itwaswith the Swingles
that Susan appeared at the world's most famous opera house, La Scala inMilan, an experience she describes as "like dying and going to heaven.
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A cappella group The Swingles
are in concert at the Prichard-Jones Hall on Saturday evening at 7.
And it was with the Swingles
that Susan appeared at La Scala.
The concert of music by Welsh women composers performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales will be on the Friday while The Swingles
will stage a concert on the Saturday night.
Back in the 1960s, Eugene Concert Choir artistic director Diane Retallack fell in love with the sound of the Swingle