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Voices of Swing

Voices of Swing

Down for the Count Concert Orchestra plays Nelson Riddle

Sunday 6 June 2021, 15:00 & Sunday 6 June 2021, 19:00

Past Event
Voices of Swing Past Event


I’ve Got The World on a String (Arlen & Koehler)
St Louis Blues (Handy)
Mona Lisa (Livingston & Evans)
Nature Boy (ahbez)
Imagination (Burke & van Heusen)
Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart (Hanley)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Porter)
That’s Life (Kay & Gordon)
Stardust (Carmichael)
’S Wonderful (Gershwin & Gershwin)
Mr Paganini (Coslow)
I Only Have Eyes For You (Warren)
You Make Me Feel So Young (Myrow & Gordon)
On The Sunny Side of the Street (Fields & McHugh)
All The Things You Are (Kern & Hammerstein)
Get Me To The Church On Time (Lerner & Loewe)
Day In, Day Out (Mercer & Bloom)
When I Fall In Love (Young & Heyman)
The Nearness Of You (Carmichael & Washington)
Georgia On My Mind (Carmichael)
Lush Life (Strayhorn)
The Folks Who Live On The Hill (Kern & Hammerstein)
Come Rain Or Come Shine (Arlen & Mercer)


Down for the Count Swing Orchestra
feat. City String Ensemble
Mike Paul-Smith conductor
Lydia Bell vocals
Katie Birtill vocals
Callum Gillies vocals
Hannah Castleman vocals

The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra presents a celebration of the great American composer and arranger Nelson Riddle in his centenary year.

Born in 1921, Nelson Riddle was one of the unsung heroes of The Swing Era. His musical arrangements helped shape the careers of an extraordinary range of artists – from Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Kelly Smith, Dean Martin, and many more.

To celebrate Nelson’s 100th year, the vocalists and instrumentalists of Down for the Count join forces with City String Ensemble to bring some of Nelson’s most popular arrangements back to life.

Expect to hear classics including I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra), ‘S Wonderful (Ella Fitzgerald) and Mona Lisa (Nat ‘King’ Cole), alongside some of his lesser-known works and some original arrangements of jazz standards written in the style of Nelson Riddle by the orchestra’s conductor Mike Paul-Smith.

Recommended age: 7+

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, this performance has been rescheduled from Thursday 29 April and has become two socially distanced performances. Existing bookings for the Thursday 29 April performance are not valid for the Sunday 6 June performances, and the Box Office has been in touch with bookers to let them know of their options. If you are an existing booker and have not received an email or have any questions please contact the Box Office via our contact form or by phone on 020 7730 4500.

Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)

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