Songs from the Golden Age of Swing with Down for the Count Orchestra

Swing into Christmas 2023

With Down for the Count Orchestra

Thursday 28 December 2023, 15:00 & Thursday 28 December 2023, 19:30

Past Event
Swing into Christmas 2023 Past Event


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


Down for the Count Orchestra
Mike Paul-Smith conductor
Lydia Bell
Callum Gillies
Ineza Kerschkamp
Marvin Muoneké

The Down for the Count Orchestra returns to Cadogan Hall for its annual Christmas spectacular – featuring the music of Nat “King” Cole, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald and many more, performed in a luscious 30-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 principal conductor Mike Paul-Smith and arranger Simon Joyner including ‘The Christmas Song’ (Chestnuts Roasting) and ‘It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas’.

‘Awesome!’ (Michael Bublé)

‘A sonic sleigh ride back to the sounds of Capitol Studios in the 1950s’ (DownBeat)

‘A potential rival to the John Wilson Orchestra’ (Jazzwise)

Duration: approx. 2 hours 30 min (incl. interval)

Ticket Information

£38, £33, £28, £24

Students and Under 16s: £12 off all tickets (not available online)

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