You can sing…but can you swing?!

 

Dynamic duo, Joanna Forbes L'Estrange & Alexander L'Estrange

Dynamic duo, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange & Alexander L’Estrange

‘You can sing…but can you swing?!’ is a fun, informative, choral jazz workshop devised and presented by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange (former Musical Director of The Swingle Singers) and Alexander L’Estrange (professional jazz pianist and double bassist and arranger of The King’s Singers’ Great American Songbook album).

Hundreds of choirs across the globe, both professional and amateur and of all ages, have benefitted from the experience ever since the couple first presented the workshop to great acclaim at the 2005 Association of British Choral Directors convention at Surrey University.

Book Joanna & Alexander to run a You can sing…but can you swing?! workshop with your choir.

 

“Joanna’s experience and enthusiasm for choral jazz arrangements was infectious and quickly transformed the singers from choir stalls to the stage.”
Stephen Layton, Director of Music, Trinity College Cambridge

“Having sung in classical choirs all my life, I’d never been more out of my comfort zone than at the You can sing…but can you swing?! workshop but I loved it so much that I’m now singing in a gospel choir!”
A participant at a YCS…BCYS workshop at Haileybury School, Hertfordshire

Guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your fingers clicking like they’ve never done before, this workshop is designed for choirs and their directors who are keen to improve and enhance their performance of choral arrangements of jazz, pop, folk, gospel and show songs. Participants have the chance to experiment with all aspects of performance including vocal techniques, style, blend, pronunciation, presentation and, of course, the all-important swing!

Part of the workshop includes learning an accompanying set of jazz vocal warm-ups written by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange and Alexander L’Estrange, published by Faber Music.

Book Joanna & Alexander to run a You can sing…but can you swing?! workshop with your choir.

You can sing...but can you swing?!

You can sing…but can you swing?!