NOVEMBER 20 2019 Traditional Carols and Nostalgic Classics Featured in The Swingles’ Winter Tales at Walton Arts Center

Traditional Carols and Nostalgic Classics Featured in The Swingles’ Winter Tales at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, November 20, 2019 – For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group will show off their vocal mastery at Walton Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 pm.

Tickets are $12 to $30 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center and Walmart AMP box offices, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

In 1963, American-born Ward Swingle first assembled a group of Parisian session singers to sing Bach’s keyboard music. The resulting album, Jazz Sebastian Bach, launched The Swingle Singers to fame. Since then, they have won five Grammy® awards and made more than 50 recordings, with a repertoire that has grown to include a huge variety of music, including new original songs.

The Swingles have also appeared on numerous film and TV soundtracks, including Sex and the City, Milk, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Glee.” In 2017, they co-wrote and performed a song for the end credits of Alexander Payne’s film Downsizing.

Winter Tales mixes the group’s standard repertoire with seasonal specialties, including gorgeous and surprising arrangements of traditional carols, winter-themed originals and nostalgic classics.

Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about The Swingles.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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