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Joanna Forbes L’Estrange (b.1971) is an English soprano, composer and choral leader who receives engagements throughout the world. A Master of Arts graduate in Music of Oxford University, she began her career as soprano and Musical Director of the five-time Grammy® Award-winning a cappella group The Swingle Singers and her compositional output reflects her love of choral music, close harmony and jazz. She writes songs (including her own lyrics), sacred anthems, Christmas carols, television production music and arrangements, regularly collaborating with her husband Alexander L’Estrange on their award-winning series of large-scale community choral works.
A passionate advocate for gender equality, Joanna has become the go-to composer for songs about women. Recent commissions include We will remember them for the Military Wives Choirs’, A woman (wearing bloomers) on a wheel which has been made into a film by the NYCGB, Suffragette March, Give us grace and A place for us maids, celebrating 40 years of female undergraduates at Trinity College, Cambridge. Her single Twenty-first-century Woman raises money for girls’ education
globally. Visit her website:
Choral pieces by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange published by the RSCM include:
 Advent ‘O’ Carol
Go forth in peace
God the Holy Trinity King’s College Service The St Helen’s Service St Richard’s Prayer
A setting for unaccompanied SATB of excerpts from the seven ‘O’ antiphons, traditionally sung during Advent
A setting for SATB and organ of the prayer ‘Go forth into the world in peace’
A setting for unaccompanied S A Men of the Trinity Sunday prayer, composed for Music Sunday
A setting for SATB and organ of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
A setting for SATB, organ and unison congregation of the Communion Service (band parts available)
A setting for SA/Men and organ (or piano) of the prayer ascribed to St Richard of Chichester
Order code: a3830 RSCM Catalogue: rca437

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