SINGER: Concert artist

SINGER: Concert artist

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
began her singing career as a soprano and Musical Director of the five-time Grammy award-winning a cappella group The Swingles, with whom she toured the world and recorded six albums.

An internationally-recognised concert artist, she specialises in the performance of modern music involving amplified vocals, appearing as a soloist with the world’s top orchestras and contemporary music ensembles at music festivals including the Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and Glastonbury. She also sings jazz with her duo L’Estranges in the Night which she formed over twenty years ago with her husband, Alexander L’Estrange. They launched their album New things to say to a sell-out audience at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club.

Solo concert repertoire

Mass in Blue Will Todd
Sacred Concert Duke Ellington
Feel the Spirit John Rutter
African Sanctus David Fanshaw
Sinfonia Luciano Berio – Joanna performs all 4 female lines; 50 performances to date
A-Ronne Luciano Berio
Stimmung Stockhausen
Desert Music Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians Steve Reich
The Cave Steve Reich
Tehillim Steve Reich (video below – Joanna is second from the left)
Three Tales Steve Reich
Proverb Steve Reich
Grand Pianola Music John Adams
Voices of Light Einhorn