The Swingles Invite You to Celebrate Being Together for the Holidays

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Nov. 28, 2022 – Enjoy an evening with one of the world’s most admired vocal groups, The Swingles, when they bring their Together for the Holidays Tour to Walton Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 pm. The vocal group will present a festive program of original songs, traditional carols and holiday favorites.

Ward Swingle first assembled the group in 1963, recruiting Parisian singers to translate Bach’s music into vocal arrangements. Since then, the legendary group has made more than 50 recordings, headlined at some of the biggest venues worldwide and collaborated with icons such as Modern Jazz Quartet, Labrinth and Luciano Berio. In 2010, The Swingles founded the hugely successful London A Cappella Festival, complete with workshops, performances and educational opportunities.

Current members of The Swingles are Frederica Basile from Italy, Jon Smith from the United States and Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson Imogene Parry, Oliver Griffiths, Jamie Wright and Tom Hartley from the United Kingdom.

The five-time Grammy®-winning group has appeared on numerous TV shows and movies, including “Glee,” “Sex and the City,” “Wedding Crashers” and Disney’s 2021 Cruella. Their prolific output of videos, impressive repertoire and innovative approach have gained millions of views and fans worldwide.

Presented as part of our 10x10 Arts Series, all tickets to the show are only $10 and can be purchased online at, in-person at the box office weekdays 10 am – 2 pm or by calling 479.443.5600 weekdays 10 am – 5 pm.

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 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