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August 28, 2006

Do You Want To Be A Swingle?

International a cappella group the Swingle Singers are still looking for the perfect versatile singer, equally comfortable in classical, jazz and pop styles. The position will also involve a certain amount of vocal percussion, and any previous experience would be preferred. This is a rare opportunity to be part of this world-renowned ensemble.

The Swingle Singers' name has become synonymous with incredible vocal virtuosity, blend and agility, flawless excellence and high-level entertainment. The repertoire includes some tribute to the original French group with traditional 'swung' Bach and classical works, alongside more modern compositions, jazz and chill-out arrangements. The Swingle Singers also regularly perform with many of the world's leading orchestras, in works ranging from Berio's Sinfonia to Disney medleys. All of these performances are enhanced by dazzling choreography and lighting.

The Swingle Singers perform in some of the world's greatest concert halls, as well as jazz clubs, festivals and arenas. The group's tours in 2006 and 2007 include Japan, Korea, Singapore, America, Russia, Brazil, and extensive touring across Europe.

This is a full-time professional position. Each singer is unique and indispensable, and the group does not use deputies. All the repertoire is performed from memory and with microphones. We are looking for a baritone with a good bass range, solid tuning and rhythm, and the ability to perform to an exceptionally high standard both as part of the ensemble and as a soloist.

Start time is January 2007. Please visit here for more details. Applications should be made by email to md@swinglesingers.com by 3rd September 2006.

Posted by acapnews at August 28, 2006 1:52 PM