Rehearsal Schedule


January:  8th,  15th,  22nd,  29th

February:  5th,  19th,  26th

March:  4th,  11th,  18th,  25th

April:  8th,  12th,  13th, 15th,  22nd,  29th

May:  13th,  20th

June:  3rd,  10th,  17th,  24th

Rehearsal Preparation & Support

Spring 2024 Concert: 13th April 2024

All practice material is intended to be supplementary to the musical direction received in rehearsals from our Musical Director.


by Alexander L’Estrange

Version: Faber Music: 2009

Composer Profile: Alexander L’Estrange

Programme Notes: Zimbe!

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

Participant Interviews: Zimbe! Performance in Winchester Cathedral

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

Rehearsal Practice Support

Musical Direction Notes From Rehearsals

Rehearsal Practice Support: All Voice Parts: 

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!

Rehearsal Practice Support: Individual Voice Parts: Emailed to Members Separately

Songs of Peace

by Will Todd

Version: Boosey & Hawkes: 2014

Composer Profile:  Will Todd

Programme Notes: Songs of Peace

Rehearsal Practice Support: All Voice Parts: 

Movement 1: Requiem

Movement 2: Precious Moment

Movement 3: Just As I Am

Movement 4: Ave Verum

Movement 5: A Song Of Peace

Movement 6: Into The Stars

Please Note: The playback speed of You Tube videos can be increased/decreased, as you require:
– Once the audio video is playing, move your cursor over the main section of the screen (the video window playing the music).
– A horizontal toolbar will appear along the bottom of this video window (you will see the play, pause, volume icons, etc to the left side).
– At the right-middle end of this horizontal toolbar, click on the cog-wheel (settings) icon.
– A pop-up box appears, with ‘Playback Speed’ as the middle option.
– The default is set at Normal. Click on the small arrow symbol to the right of the word ‘Normal’, to reveal a vertical option list and select a slower (or faster!) speed.