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Singing Day with Alexander L’Estrange

on 18th November 2023

Essential Reading

Essential Information: Singing Day Joining Information

Composer Profile: Alexander L’Estrange

Programme Notes: Zimbe!


photo credit: Ben Tomlin

 Additional Information

Alexander L’Estrange’s Review: Zimbe! – 10 years & 200 performances on (2018)

Interview with Alexander L’Estrange: Zimbe! Come, sing the songs of Africa


Poster: Singing Day with Alexander L’Estrange

Singing Day Repertoire

Listen To: 

Movement 1: Njooni! Zimbe!

Movement 2: Singabahambayo Thina

Movement 3: Sansa Kroma

Movement 4: Pete, Pete!

Movement 5: Thula Mama, Thula

Movement 6: Ilanga Libuya, Ilanga Liyaphuma

Movement 7: Wai Bamba!

Movement 8: Hamba Lulu

Movement 9: Vamudara / Njooni! Zimbe!

Movement 10: Aleluya / Thuma Mina

Movement 11: We Shall Not Give Up The Fight

Movement 12: Siyahamba

Movement 13: Freedom Is Coming / Hamba Vangeli

Movement 14: Njooni! Zimbe!

“If you had to create from scratch the perfect 21st century musician,

Alexander L’Estrange would be your template.” 

“Alexander has a rapport with performers which is rare and charismatic.

His sympathy for and understanding of an extremely wide variety of musical styles and traditions makes him a superb communicator and musical director.

He is a wicked bass and piano player and does the best vocal warm-ups in the world.

Plus he’s really nice, very generous with his time and effort, and delightfully unstuffy and modest about his musical brilliance.”

— Howard Goodall CBE