L’Estrange – Zimbe!
Saturday 22 June 2019
St. Mary’s Bathwick
Zimbe! is a sequence of choral arrangements of traditional songs from all over Africa in a jazz style. This is a work which forges links between adult choirs and massed children’s choirs, placing singing at the heart of the community as it always has been in Africa. And, since jazz grew out of blues which itself sprang from the mouths of African people, what better accompaniment for these songs than a jazz quintet? Zimbe! is at times touching and moving, at other times funky and grooving and all of the time incredibly uplifting both for performers and audiences alike.
Bath Choral Society will be joined by the Melody Makers –Bath Abbey’s choir for children aged six to 11.
There will be an open workshop of Zimbe! led by the composer, Alexander L’Estrange on Sunday 9 June 2019. Details will be published on the BCS website.
Conductor – Shean Bowers
Tickets £25 – £8 will be on sale from 1 April 2019 from Bath Box Office.