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Untilthe group consisted of eight voices: two sopranostwo altostwo tenors and two basses. The French group performed and recorded typically with only a double bass and drums as accompaniment. The current group performs primarily a cappella. The group has never disbanded. As individual members have left the group, remaining members have held auditions for replacements. The group, directed originally by Ward Swingle who once belonged to Mimi Perrin 's French vocal group Les Double Sixbegan as session singers mainly doing background vocals for singers such as Charles Aznavour and Edith Piaf.

Christiane Legrandsister of Michel Legrandwas the original lead soprano with the group until The ensemble sang some jazz vocals for Michel Legrand. The eight session singers sang through Bach 's Well-Tempered Clavier as a sight-reading exercise and found the music to have a natural swing.

Many radio stations picked it up and this led to the group recording more albums and winning a total of five Grammy Awards. Luciano Berio wrote his postmodern symphony Sinfonia for eight voices and orchestra in with the Swingle Singers in mind appearing on the original premiere recording with the New York Philharmonic.

They also premiered Berio's A-Ronne inwhich they later recorded. They also recorded Ben Johnston's "Sonnets of Desolation" in Intheir recording of Bach's Prelude in F Minor was incorporated into the hit single " They ", by Jem Griffiths ; the piece was also used in the film The Gigolos. Their arrangements are often infused with jazz harmonies and stylings. In SeptemberLucy Bailey alto left the group and the Swingle Singers announced the decision not to replace her, but to continue as a seven-person line-up.

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