(1974 - )
Alexander L'Estrange is a musician of outstanding skill and versatility. Widely regarded as one of Britain's most popular living choral composers, he has carved a hugely successful and career as a choral composer (Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa!, Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose...), arranger ('Great American Songbook' - latest album by the King's Singers) and song writer (Love's Philosophy is on the current ABRSM syllabus). He is also an accomplished jazz double bass player and pianist, consummate choral workshop leader, popular presenter of children's concerts, jazz examiner and trainer for the ABRSM, and passionate advocate for the importance of singing in schools. Born in Bristol in 1974, L'Estrange was educated at New College and Merton College, Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Music.
“If you had to create from scratch the perfect 21st century musician, Alexander L’Estrange would be your template.”
News & Reviews
The African-inspired cantata for SATB chorus, unison children's choir and jazz quintet, Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa (2008) is continuing to galvanize community singing projects with over fifteen performances planned for 2014 so far Read more
From Alexander L'Estrange, the composer of Zimbe! (over 100 performances worldwide now) comes Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose Read more