Hello and welcome to Swell Vox’s first anniversary recital! It’s my great pleasure to present this music with you! It has definitely felt much longer than a year—probably because we are constantly working away in the background and having a lot of fun in the process. What seems like many years ago, I was in a choir called the “Schola Cantorum”. Andrew, David and Tony were in this group many moons ago (when they were babies) and it came to a natural end around 2016. It was always my intention to form and start something new but I wanted it to happen without forcing it. 2020 is a year nobody will forget and I won’t forget for good reasons! The pandemic unfortunately grounded everyone, which also included David and Tony who had to study from home. I invited them out one day to make music for “old time’s sake” and record it. Well…the rest was history. Andrew got FOMO and he soon jumped on the bandwagon. I only turned up for the prospect of having a nice feed afterwards. Skipping forward to late 2020 and into 2021, we added Tom Summerfield into the fold and have collaborated with, what I call, “extended Swell Vox family and friends”. I’m looking forward to the next chapter of Swell Vox and I dare say, there will be some regular new faces and offical new members.
Please consider supporting our group via the link at the very bottom. All proceeds go towards the future of our recordings, the channel, musical road trips and most importantly—food! Thank you!
Cast (as per group lineup in ‘Do Not Fear’):
David Lee, Sean Lee, Joshua Beckett, Samuel Beckett, Anthony (‘Tony’) Lee, Andrew Flores, Thomas Summerfield, Luke Lee (and of course, yours truly—James Flores).
Bedard – Do Not Fear
Traditional arr. Barton – Loch Lomond
Twist – Ave verum corpus (“Idyll”)
Bach – Solfeggio
Glenn – Motion on Picardy
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Faure – Ave verum Op. 65, No. 1
Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine
Bach – Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 536
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