150 PERFORMANCES, and counting!
On 17 November 2012, the Stevenage Choral Society under the baton of Robin Osterley gave what was the 100th performance of Zimbe!, Alexander L’Estrange’s enormously successful 40-minute African cantata. Since then, concerts have continued to sprain up all over the world. Croatia in 2014 was a first!
Originally commissioned and premiered by the Dorking Choral Society in 2008, Zimbe! has galvanised community singing projects worldwide since its inception with performances in the UK, USA, Kenya, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and across Europe. Many of the UK performances have taken place in some of the finest cathedrals and concert halls in the land, including the cathedrals of Ely, Winchester, Lichfield, Chichester, Hereford, St Davids, Arundel, Carlisle, Blackburn, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, in addition to concert halls such as St John’s Smith Square, Birmingham Town Hall and Snape Maltings.
Watch a rehearsal of Zimbe! with the Composer conducting
See the following pages listing all the performances. Is yours listed? If not, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Performances: Read the article on Faber’s website