L’Estranges in the Night

Alexander and Joanna L’Estrange are two of the most versatile musicians at work in the UK. Both write church music which performers much enjoy singing, alongside high-level careers as top performers in styles ranging from classical to jazz. This evening includes performances, conversation, and participation, and is not to be missed. 

20:00-22:00 26 April 2024

Speakers

Alexander L’Estrange

Alexander L’Estrange is a British composer, arranger, jazz multi-instrumentalist, MD, choral animateur, workshop leader and music producer. He is best known for his award-winning series of community choral works scored for SATB choir, unison children’s choir and jazz quintet; the first of these was Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa!,afusion of traditional African song and jazz. His sacred choral music has been recorded by Tenebrae on the album 'On Eagles’ Wings'. A highly regarded vocal arranger, Alexander writes for world-class groups including Voces8, Amarcord, The Swingles and The King’s Singers, for whom he wrote and produced the 'Great American Songbook' album. www.alexanderlestrange.com 

Joanna Forbes L'Estrange

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange is a British soprano, choral director and one of the RSCM’s best-selling composers. Her career began with seven years touring the world as Soprano and Musical Director of the multi-Grammy Award-winning vocal group The Swingle Singers, followed by twenty years as a member of the chamber choir Tenebrae. She now specialises in contemporary crossover music, working in the classical, jazz, pop, commercial and film industries, both as a soloist and as an ensemble singer. Her coronation anthem The Mountains Shall Bring Peace was sung by over 600 choirs around the world. This and her other sacred choral pieces have been recorded by London Voices on an album entitled ‘Heaven to Earth’ (SIGCD790).

www.joannaforbeslestrange.com 

Speakers

James Gilchrist
Hannah Davey
Pete Gunstone
Peter Asprey
Alexander L’Estrange
Ebor Singers
Roxanna Panufnik
Alison Barrington
Peter Aiers
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
Philip Moore
Tansy Castledine
William McVicker
Mark Keith
Carl Jackson
Tom Daggett
Andy Thomas
Robert Sharpe
Adrian Bawtree
Victoria Johnson