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Posted: Saturday 10th January 2015
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Ward Swingle (1927-2015)

“The Vasari Singers is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Ward Swingle at the age of 87. From its earliest days the choir has sung Ward’s brilliant arrangements and always derived great joy from learning and performing them, and seeing the universally positive reaction of the many audiences over the years. We remember with great affection the time Ward came to coach the choir and we were truly honoured that he agreed to become the choir’s first Patron, a position he held in his typically supportive and loving way. Our thoughts go out to his family, to all the Swingle Singers, present and past and to all who were touched by this most brilliant of musicians.”

Jeremy Backhouse