Introducing Imogen!

 
 Photo credit: Aike Jansen

Photo credit: Aike Jansen

 

We’re excited to announce that Imogen Parry will be joining The Swingles from February 2019. Imogen bowled us over with her effortless sound, joyful energy and impeccable musicianship, and we’re thrilled to have her on the team as we embark on new musical adventures.

Imogen grew up in London and Suffolk, and recently graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Theatre Studies and Comparative Literature. During her studies, which included an exchange year at Boston College, she performed in numerous musicals including Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Titanic, Bat Boy, UrinetownAssassins, What Every Girl Should Know, Spring Awakening and Evita. She spent a summer on the West End with the National Youth Music Theatre, as an actor-musician in Howard Goodall’s The Hired Man. Imogen also brings a wealth of experience in choral singing, having sung on the Eton Choral Courses, with the Rodolfus Choir and with professional choirs in London. 

Imogen says: “I have dreamt of being a Swingle for as long as I can remember. The people in this group are my heroes, and it is completely surreal to sing with them. I am so excited and honoured to be a part of the Swingle family.”

Please join us in giving Imogen the warmest of welcomes!

Introducing our new soprano!

 
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We’re delighted to announce that Federica Basile will be joining The Swingles as our new soprano from the end of July. At her audition we were all blown away by Federica’s beautiful sound, vocal versatility and magnetic stage presence. We think you will be too.

Federica comes from Padova in northern Italy, making her the first ever Italian member of the group. After obtaining a degree in East Asian Studies at Cà Foscari University of Venice, she trained in musical theatre at the Accademia del musical di Castrocaro, under Fabiola Ricci. Earlier in 2018 she starred in a musical version of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Federica currently sings with Italy’s first Abba tribute band, and with Summertime Gospel Choir in Padova.

She says: “Joining The Swingles is an incredible and totally unexpected opportunity for both my artistic and personal growth, I’m still pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming! I’m thrilled and just can’t wait to start.”

Please welcome Federica as we begin a new chapter together!