Singers are swingling into town
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