Resources for Choirs

Choirs – everything you need to put on a performance of Zimbe!


Zimbe! is published by Faber Music Ltd. Obtain the full Vocal Score (sale or hire) (ISBN 0-571-53324-8) and performance licence from Faber Music: tel +44 (0)1279 828907 or email Faber Hire Library

Children’s choir part and rehearsal CD
The children’s choir part is provided as a .pdf (landscape), which can then be printed or projected for rehearsal use. (There is a small charge of £15 for this). The children’s rehearsal MP3 is made available upon request, free of charge. Please contact Faber Music: tel +44 (0)1279 828907 or email Faber Music Hire LibraryN.B. Zimbe! is designed to be sung off-by-heart by the children’s choir!

Band parts and full score are also available on hire from the publishers:, tel +44 (0)1279 828907. See ZIMBE information sheet

“Dear Concert Organiser” – a list of useful questions and information about how to put on a successful performance. Click here to download.


Learning CDs (one for each voice part) are available as a set of 4, for a special price of UK £40 (plus P&P), Outside UK £40 (plus P&P) – see drop down menu:

Zimbe Learning CDs

or email to place your order. Price includes permission to make copies for choir members.


The composer, Alexander L’Estrange, is delighted to offer advice and assistance with booking your jazz quintet (piano, bass, drums, alto sax and percussion*) and may even be available to play piano or bass for your performance.  Contact

(*Percussion instruments required: shakers/maracas, 2 bongos, 2 congas, pair of agogo bells, tambourine, triangle, mark tree, rainstick) N.B. Band parts need to be hired from Faber Music:

REHEARSALS & WORKSHOPS click here for details


Download the distinctive Zimbe! red cover image for creating posters and programme, or email to request a Hi-Res version of the cover image for printing.

Programme information:

  1. Copy information from this website about Zimbe! – including The Songs
  2. Download these programme notes: Zimbe Concert Prog Notes 2014
  3. Download a biography of Alexander L’Estrange, the composer
  4. High-res composer photo to download and use
  5. Info about the Call Me Al quintet
  6. Additional info for your programme:

Further information, including details of forthcoming performances and comments on previous performances, can be found on this website (, at the Zimbe! fansite on Facebook and on the Faber Music website.

If you wish to use other material from this site for publicity purposes, please contact for permission and information on who to credit.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR “Stands & sits”

Click: Zimbe – stands & sits



These fabulous T-shirts look great both on stage and off! Download the order form to see what colours and sizes are available while stocks last….

Download the T-SHIRT ORDER FORM and email for a quote.

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Zimbe! performance at Southampton Mar 2013



Zimbe! CD (usual price £12.99) is available for bulk orders (min 25) on sale or return at discount price. Sell them to choir members and friends and make money for choir funds or your charity of choice. Ask for details


Also available, 2 Point of Sale A4 posters. Contact


Note – a percentage of all money we receive for CDs is donated to Nyumbani Aids charity in Nairobi, Kenya


Please send us photos and information about your Zimbe! concerts and we’ll put it up on our performances page.


Buy Zimbe! CD

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