Recording

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange has twenty-five years of experience as one of London’s most versatile recording artists. Regularly working at the famous Abbey Road Studios, she has recorded soundtracks to nearly 200 films, numerous video games and backing vocals for the likes of Take That, Bryn Terfel and Sir Paul McCartney. Her consummate musicianship, faultless sight-reading, three octave vocal range and ability to sing in any style makes her the ideal session singer. 

Solo jazz CDs
New Things to say: Songs of L’Estrange & Legrand (andagio, 2012)
Mass in Blue
(Convivium, 2019)

A cappella CDs
Sun, Moon, Sea & Stars – Tenebrae Consort (SIGNUM, 2016)
Joanna also recorded, directed and produced six albums between 1998 and 2004 with the five-time Grammy® Award-winning a cappella group The Swingles.

Contemporary classical CDs
Sinfonia by Luciano Berio – Synergy Vocals with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Josep Pons
Grand Pianola Music by John Adams – Synergy Vocals with the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas
Proverb by Steve Reich – Synergy Vocals with the Colin Currie Group, Live at Foundation Louis Vuitton
Sinfonia by Luciano Berio – The Swingles with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Peter Eotvos

Choral CDs
Approx. 50 CDs for Hyperion, Naxos and Signum labels, with the professional chamber choirs Tonus Peregrinus, directed by Antony Pitts, and Tenebrae, directed by Nigel Short, many of which are award-winning.