ARTRA presents In Full Swing
In Full Swing is a versatile professional vocal quartet featuring a wide range of styles and musical settings, from a cappella to big band swing to full symphonic orchestrations; performing jazz and popular numbers from the big band era to the present. The great big bands of Count Basie, Woody Herman, and Glenn Miller are paid tribute, as well as medleys of songs associated with legendary composers and performing artists Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller & the Modernaires, George Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, and Stevie Wonder. Also featured are songs popularized by such artists as Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Manhattan Transfer, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, and the Singers Unlimited.
In Full Swing arrangements feature the vocal stylings of such legendary groups as The Modernaires, The Hi-Lo's, Singers Unlimited, Manhattan Transfer, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, and Take 6. Appearances as guest artist with symphony orchestra feature fresh, new fully orchestrated arrangements that are exclusive to In Full Swing.
This unique quartet also appears with symphony orchestras presenting a special holiday program, The Living Christmas Card, featuring the season's best holiday music and elegant Victorian attire.
The vocalists of In Full Swing have been singing together as a quartet for 15 years and have performed with many symphony orchestras including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, Irving Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Midland/Odessa Symphony and Chorale, Plano Symphony, Richardson Symphony, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Brazos Valley Symphony, and the Utica (NY) Symphony. In Full Swing consists of Sheri Marshall, soprano; Rosana Eckert, alto; Craig Marshall, tenor; Gary Eckert, baritone.