Singers are swin­gling into town

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WORLD renowned a cap­pella group will per­form in Bucks next month.

The Swingle Singers will stage a show in Amer­sham, the home town of one of the group mem­bers. The group, which per­forms folk bal­lads and funk jams, has re­cently per­formed in Amer­ica, Rus­sia and Ire­land.

One of the mem­bers, Christo­pher Jay, was brought up in Amer­sham and at­tended The Bea­con School.

Chris said: “It’s great to be do­ing a gig in my home town, Es­pe­cially some­where like Kings Church, which is a fab­u­lous new build­ing with ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties.”

Chris has been a tenor in the group, which was formed in 1963, for seven years.

He said: “I love this job. We spend lots of time fly­ing and sleep­ing in ho­tels in beau­ti­ful coun­tries and eat­ing lovely food. But we also have time to make friends and soak up a lit­tle bit of the cul­ture and splen­dour of each coun­try we visit.”

AAfter at­tend­ing The Bea­con School, he stud­ied at the Royal Academy of Mu­sic in London and per­formed in var­i­ous West End pro­duc­tions.

The mu­si­cian added: “It is such an hon­our and priv­i­lege to be in this world fa­mous group. I have loved ev­ery minute of my time with the Swingle Singers and I am re­ally ex­cited to be com­ing home to per­form in Amer­sham.”

Chris’s mother Terry Neale, who lives in Che­sham Bois, said: “I am so happy to be able to in­vite the Swingle Singers to per­form here in Amer­sham. Kings Church is a fan­tas­tic venue and while they may be used to singing in far flung, ex­otic coun­tries, I know that for Christo­pher in par­tic­u­lar, per­form­ing here in Amer­sham will be a real thrill.”

Tick­ets for the con­cert are avail­able from Kings Church Amer­sham, the Record Shop in Amer­sham or on­line at www. brownpapertick­ets.com.

THE new sea­son at the Wy­combe Swan is kick­ing off with the tra­di­tional fam­ily favourite – a pan­tomime. The the­atre has an­nounced its line up for the au­tumn and win­ter sea­son, which will be­gin with its pro­duc­tion of Dick Whit­ting­ton, start­ing next month.

The pan­tomime fea­tures Shane Richie in the ti­tle role and fol­lows his suc­cess at the the­atre last year as But­tons in Cin­derella.

The show is set to be packed with spe­cial ef­fects and lots of laugh out loud com­edy for all of the fam­ily to en­joy.

Au­di­ences will be able to en­joy the pan­tomime from Satur­day, De­cem­ber 13 un­til Sun­day, Jan­uary 4.

Fol­low­ing on from this will be an adap­ta­tion of the John Tra­volta film Satur­day Night Fever.

Set in 1976 in Brook­lyn New York, it tells the story of Tony Monero, a young man with a dead-end job and an ex­tra­or­di­nary abil­ity to dance.

When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brook­lyn, and they de­cide to train to­gether for a dance com­pe­ti­tion, chang­ing their lives to­gether.

It is packed with hits from the Bee Gees in­clud­ing Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever and How Deep Is Your Love?

The show will be on stage from Tues­day, Jau­nary 20 un­til Satur­day, Jan­uary 24.

Next up with be Re­turn to the For­bid­den Planet, in­spired by Wil­liam Shake­speare’s the Tem­pest, and packed with rock ‘n’ roll hits like Great Balls of Fire and Good Vi­bra­tions.

It fea­tures spe­cial ef­fects and a cast of

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