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 children of the St Mary’s Calne Concert Artists and by the ‘Call Me Al’ Quintet led by Alexander L’Estrange, the composer.
Conductor – Shean Bowers
Tickets £8 to £25 from Bath Box Office. Half price for 16 and under.