Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to see the Swingle Singers, presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. For $11, you get one seat in balcony rows J–N (up to a $23.75 value, including all fees). Balcony seats are not ADA accessible.
Eight-throated a cappella group The Swingle Singers packs its diaphragms with a repertoire of classical, jazz, Latin, pop, and rock stylings. The group's repertoire has spanned Bach, The Beatles, Björk, and holiday classics, each brought to life by voices that not only carry the lyrics to each song but also uncannily imitate its instrumentation, studio effects, and complex autotune solos. Founded by an American in Paris in 1963, the group has constantly evolved to stay youthful throughout its nearly 50 years with atmospheric, ever-changing lights and choreography.
The Lensic Performing Arts Center was originally opened in 1931 as a vaudeville and movie palace. Sight lines from the Renaissance-style theater's 821 seats converge on a proscenium flanked by sandy, Spanish-style arches that lead to a farm of holographic bulls.