Swing into Christmas
  • Thursday 21 December 2023, 7:30pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • Standard: £32, Unwaged £30.50, FTE £13
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Image Down for the Count band performing with singers

This show is now sold out. Down for the Count will return in April 2024 with Golden Age of Swing, on sale now!

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 

Swing into Christmas
  • Thursday 21 December 2023, 7:30pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • Standard: £32, Unwaged £30.50, FTE £13
Book tickets

19.30: First half
20.40: interval
21.00: Second half
22.15: End of performance

Please note that timings may be approximate.

Performers

Performers

Down for the Count Swing Orchestra
Mike Paul-Smith - conductor
Lydia Bell, Ineza Kerschkamp. Marvin Muoneké - vocalists

Programme

Programme

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

This show is now sold out. Down for the Count will return in April 2024 with Golden Age of Swing, on sale now!

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 

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