Les Swingle Singers

Also known as Свингл Сингерс, Les Swingle Sisters, New Swingle Singers, New Swingle Singers, The, Svingl-Singers, Swingle Singers, Swingle Singers, The, Swingle Sisters, The, Swingles, The
Members of Les Swingle Singers: Alice Herald, Andrew Busher, Anne Germain, Ben Parry, Christiane Legrand, Claude Chauvet, Claude Germain, Claudine Meunier, David Porter-Thomas, Deryn Edwards, Hélène Devos, Heather Cairncross, Helen Massey, Jean Cussac, Jean-Claude Briodin, Jeanette Baucomont, Jonathan Rathbone, José Germain, Linda Stevens, Lucy Bailey, Micaela Haslam, Nicole Darde, Patrick Ardagh-Walter, Sarah A. Simmonds, Ward Swingle
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Discography of Les Swingle Singers:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Jazz Sebastian Bach 23 Audio
2 Les Swingles Singers - Ein Porträt 13 Audio 1966 ETERNA
3 Place Vendôme 7 Audio Contour
4 Bach's Greatest Hits 13 Audio 1963 Philips
5 Going Baroque 4 Audio 1964 Philips
6 Anyone For Mozart? 5 Audio 1964 Philips
7 Jazz Sebastian Bach 13 Audio 1969 Philips
8 Jazz Sébastian Bach 13 Audio 1969
9 Back To Bach 10 Audio 1969 Philips
10 Jazz Sebastian Bach Volume 2 10 Audio 1969 Philips
11 Jazz Sébastian Bach 13 Audio
12 Place Vendôme 7 Audio 1967 Philips
13 1812 13 Audio 1995 Virgin Classics
14 Sinfonia - Eindrücke 8 Audio 1986 Erato
15 Place Vendôme 7 Audio Philips
16 J. S. Bach 23 Audio Philips
17 Ferris Wheels 12 Audio 2009 Not On Label
18 Jazz Sebastian Bach 13 Audio 1969 Philips
19 Jazz Sébastian Bach 13 Audio 1969 Philips
20 The Swingles Mozart 5 Audio Philips
21 Place Vendôme 7 Audio 1966 Philips
22 Place Vendôme 7 Audio Philips
23 Jazz Sébastien Bach 13 Audio Philips
24 Jazz Sébastien Bach, Volume 2 10 Audio Philips
25 Going Baroque 12 Audio Philips
26 Swinging Mozart 10 Audio Philips
27 Air 18 Audio 1986-11-10 Philips
28 The Swingle Singers 16 Audio 1987 Mercury
29 Anyone For Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi? 16 Audio 1986 Philips
30 Around The World - Folk Music - An A Cappela Song Collection 20 Audio 1991 Virgin Classics
31 A Cappella Amadeus - A Mozart Celebration 18 Audio 1991 Virgin Classics
32 Jazz Sebastian Bach 2 Audio
33 Swingle Skyliner 10 Audio 1979 Columbia
34 The Bach Album 16 Audio 1990 Swingle Singers
35 Jazz Sebastien Bach 4 Audio 1963
36 Anyone For Mozart 5 Audio 1964 Philips
37 The Story Of Christmas 35 Audio 1998 Primarily A Cappella
38 Anyone For Mozart? 12 Audio 1964 Philips
39 Les Swingle Singers 15 Audio 1967
40 Custom Deluxe 14 Audio Philips
41 Getting Romantic 11 Audio
42 Anyone For Mozart? 12 Audio 1964 Philips
43 Bach's Greatest Hits 13 Audio 1963 Philips
44 Jazz Sebastian Bach 13 Audio Philips
45 Getting Romantic 11 Audio 1965 Philips
46 Jazz Sebastien Bach No I 4 Audio 1963 Philips
47 Encounter: The Swingle Singers Perform With The Modern Jazz Quartet 7 Audio 1966 Philips
48 Spanish Masters 10 Audio 1967 Philips
49 Jazz Sebastian Bach 13 Audio 1969 Philips
50 Christmas Album 10 Audio 1980 Philips


Originally a French vocal band, founded in 1962 by [a=Ward Swingle], specialized in singing classical songs with a capella/jazz arrangement. They were very popular in the USA, they won 3 Grammy Awards in 1964 and 1965.

The French group disbanded in 1973, Ward went to England where he formed [a1510591] with an expanded repertoire, he continued actively with the group until 1985. The Swingle Singers have continued, with various new members and with Ward as musical advisor, to this day.

The original double-quartet:

Alto: Alice Herald - Anne Germain

Soprano: Christiane Legrand - Jeanette Baucomont

Tenor: Claude Germain - Ward Swingle (Arranger)

Bass: Jean Cussac - José Germain

The current members are:

Sopranos: Sara Brimer, Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson

Altos: Clare Wheeler, Lucy Bailey

Tenors: Christopher Jay, Richard Eteson (- 3/2010)

Basses: Tobias Hug, Kevin Fox

They have performd and record under the names The Swingles, The New Swingle Singers and eventually, The Swingle Singers. Since the London group's incarnation, the group has never disbanded.


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