Swing Into Christmas

Swing Into Christmas

Guest Artists

Date and time
11 Dec 2022 (7:00pm)
Location

The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR

Price

Full price - £28
Students in full time education - £20
Under 18s - £17

Booking Information

Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat.

Guide dogs are welcome at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire venues. If you wish to bring a Guide Dog or wheelchair, please let the Events Office know by calling 0121 331 5909.

Swing Into Christmas

Celebrate the festive season in style with the vocalists and instrumentalists of Down for the Count Concert Orchestra, as they Swing Into Christmas!

This is a Christmas celebration like no other, as Down for the Count recreate the music of Nat ‘King’ Cole, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and many more in a luscious 25-piece orchestral setting evoking the sounds of the great Capitol Studios recordings. 

Expect to hear faithful recreations of the best music of the swing era including I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Let’s Face The Music and Dance and ‘S Wonderful, alongside original arrangements of jazz and festive standards written by the Orchestra’s principal conductor Mike Paul-Smith, including Winter Wonderland and The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting).

“Awesome!” Michael Bublé
“A sonic ride back to the sounds of Capitol Studios in the 1950s” DownBeat Magazine
“A potential rival to the John Wilson Orchestra” Jazzwise Magazine
“A breath of fresh air on the swing scene” Twinwood Festival 

Programme includes
I've Got You Under My Skin
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
The Nearness Of You
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
And many more

Performers
Down for the Count Swing Orchestra
plus vocalists (to be announced)
Mike Paul-Smith conductor

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