Oceanside CA- Famed Swedish à cappella singers The Real Group will perform California for only the second time in its 28-year history with concerts in Claremont and Oceanside.
Considered one of the world’s best vocal ensembles, The Real Group has created an everfresh and original musical expression that is something between jazz, pop and Nordic European choir music.
The Real Group’s current world tour had previous stops in Arizona, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The ensemble also performed at the Swedish queen’s birthday, when it sang the Abba classic,’Dancing Queen, together with the former Abba member Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group performed at the opening of soccer’s FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan.
The group’s repertoire and versatility have made it possible for it to collaborate with symphony orchestras, jazz groups, pop bands and artists such as Barbara Hendricks, Toots Thielemans and Sir George Martin.
With 17 CDs under its own name, The Real Group initiated and hosted The Real A Cappella Festival in 2008. In 2012 The Real Group Festival drew visitors from more than 20 countries. The ensemble is now in the process of developing the online educational website, The Real Group Academy.
The Real Group will perform Feb. 11 at 8:00pm in Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College
(Claremont) with opening acts: CSUSB vocal jazz ensemble and The Claremont Shades,
Feb. 12 at 7:30pm in the MiraCosta College Concert Hall at MiraCosta College (Oceanside) with
opening acts: MiraCosta College vocal ensembles. For tickets to The Real Group performances,
go to The Real Group in California website at [Link]