Joanna Forbes L’Estrange specialises in the performance of modern music involving amplified vocals, appearing as a soloist with the world’s top orchestras and contemporary music ensembles. Her three-octave vocal range, consummate musicianship, impressive vocal agility and ability to sing in any style have resulted in a full and varied concert diary.
Mass in Blue (Will Todd) – Joanna performs this piece several times a year (see Calendar)
Sacred Concert (Duke Ellington)
Feel the Spirit (Rutter)
African Sanctus (David Fanshaw)
Sinfonia (Berio) – Joanna performs all 4 female lines; 40 performances to date
Desert Music (Steve Reich)
Music for 18 Musicians (Steve Reich)
The Cave (Steve Reich)
Tehillim (Steve Reich)
Grand Pianola Music (John Adams)
Voices of Light (Einhorn)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Joby Talbot)
Jazz vocalist & pop singer
Joanna has a jazz duo with her husband Alexander L’Estrange (piano, bass, guitar) called L’Estranges in the Night. They have recorded two highly-acclaimed albums and perform throughout the UK in jazz clubs, festivals and universities and schools, delighting audiences with their unique blend of original songs, jazz standards, songs from the shows, cabaret numbers, English song and, of course, Swingle-style Bach.
Joanna sings with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the highly-popular Symphonic Rock concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall and has toured this show in Bahrain, Russia and Finland.
Joanna has been an active member of acclaimed chamber choir Tenebrae since its first concert in 2001, performing throughout the UK, Europe and the USA and recording numerous CDs. Since undergraduate days at Oxford University, she has been a member of contemporary consort Tonus Peregrinus which specialises in the performance of works by composer Antony Pitts.