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Swing Into Christmas with Down For the Count Orchestra

Tickets: £22-£38


Celebrate the festive season in style with the vocalists and instrumentalists of the Down for the Count 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 30-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, New York New York and ‘S Wonderful, alongside original arrangements of jazz and festive standards written by principal conductor Mike Paul-Smith and arranger Simon Joyner including Winter Wonderland and It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas.

The orchestra are thrilled to be bringing the Swing Into Christmas show to Wales for the first ever time; the beautiful acoustics of the world-class Dora Stoutzker Hall at RWCMD, paired with the band’s joyful yet respectful recreations of this classic music, will ensure the perfect start to the festive season for you and your family.

Programme includes:

I've Got You Under My Skin

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Christmas in New Orleans

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)

Theme from New York, New York

…and many more

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