What better way to say Au Revoir and Auf Wiedersehen than with a combination of the wonderful and ever creative Single Singers and some “Kiss and Goodbye Jazz” delivered by Germany’s top jazz choir: Jazzchor Freiburg conducted by Bertrand Gröger.
Jazzchor Freiburg’s programme encompasses vocal jazz from swing to fusion, striving to bridge the gap between popular and art music, virtuosity and entertainment as seen in their performance on the TV show Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017. On top of their vocal jazz programme, previous projects have included performances with Bobby McFerrin, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Basel Sinfonietta, and the Hannover Big Band.
We are thrilled to announce that the Single Singers will once again perform at the closing concert of AAVF 2019: Kiss and Goodbye Jazz. The Single Singers will present the songs that they rehearsed in their workshops during the festival.
The Single Singers was originally created for the London A Cappella Festival in January 2012. Its founders, Annemarie Homan, and Emily May ‘t Hoen, started the group as a way to give singers that were coming to the festival on their own the opportunity to actually perform in a group. The name was a twist on the renowned Swingle Singers, who were also the hosts of the festival. After a social meet-and-greet and just two rehearsals, this international line-up of 24 amateur and professional singers put together five songs, which they performed for the first and only time on January 14. Such a success was this endeavor, that the brand of The Single Singers has found it’s way “across the pond” to the United States and even as far as Asia!
Sunday, June 2nd at 12.00