Ahoy! has been performed 44 times so far, in the UK around the world.

 24 June 2013 World Premier in Portsmouth

This world-premiere musical celebration featured 400 singers of all ages, including children from local schools, alongside The Portsmouth Grammar School Community Choir, The Festival Choir and renowned local performer and comedian Hugh Dennis (‘The Now Show’ and ‘Mock the Week’). Alexander L’Estrange, the composer, performed in the Call Me Al Quintet.

2017 Performances

Fri 13th Oct Kent, UK
The New Beacon School, Sevenoaks, with the Choir of Hospice in the Weald, King’s Rochester Chamber Choir, Walthamstow Hall Senior School and Leigh Primary School

Thurs 20th July  Norfolk, UK
Thetford Singers at Carnegie Room, Kings Street, Thetford, Norfolk

Sat 1st July  Newcastle UK
Newcastle Choral Society at The Castlegate, Melbourne St, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Sat 24th June  Reigate UK
Ahoy! and Mass in Blue by the English Arts Choral. Conducted by Leslie Olive at St Mary's Church, Reigate

Fri 9th June  Swanage UK
Performed as part of  Purbeck Art Weeks with a community choir and
local school children.

Sat 22nd April East Sussex UK
Heathfield Choral Society with children from Burwash and Cross-in-Hand Primary Schools
Heathfield State Hall, Station Rd, Heathfield, East Sussex

Friday 5th May Gloucester UK

Sat 25th March Lichfield UK
Featuring massed choirs lead by Staffordshire County Chorus
at Lichfield Cathedral Conducted by Cathy Lamb

Sat 25th Feb Suffolk UK
Stowmarket Chorale conducted by Leslie Olive
at Stowmarket United Reformed Church, Ipswich St, Stowmarket, Suffolk
 

2016 Performances

Thursday 17th Nov Bristol UK
Bristol Grammar School conducted by Dominic Franks. St George’s Bristol

Sat 15th Oct Evesham UK
The Avon Singers and De Montfort School Choir at The De Montfort High School, Evesham.

Sat 2nd July Salisbury UK
Amici Singers, The Coffee Choir, The Navy Larks, The Downton Community Choir and the Downton Primary School Choir conducted by Kate Edgar with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer
Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Ln, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sat 11th June Lancing UK
Boundstone Chorus and Sompting Village Primary School Choir, conducted by Aeden Kerney with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer at St Michael and All Angels Church, South Street, Lancing

 Sun 1st May Dorset UK
Sinfonietta Choir and Gryphon School Choir performing at Sherborne Abbey Festival
Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, Dorset

Fri 22nd April Cardiff UK
Christ College Brecon, conducted by Jonathan Ling with the Call Me Al quintet, will be performing Ahoy! as part of their 475th Anniversary concert.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff

Wed 23rd March Bristol UK
Bristol Choral Society, local school children, conducted by Adrian Partington with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer at Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol

 

2015 Performances

Sat 28th Nov Suffolk UK
Eye Bach Choir, local school children, conducted by Leslie Olive with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer, Eye Parish Church, Suffolk

Sun 15th Nov Herts UK
Beechwood Park School and the Lea Singers, conducted by Jane Lodge & Benjamin Goodson, with instrumental quintet featuring Alexander L’Estrange and Kevin Street (accordion)
Beechwood Park School, Markyate, Hertfordshire.

Sat 14th Nov Herts UK
Amici Cantate with local schoolchildren
Bishop’s Stortford Baptist Church, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Sat 10th Oct London UK
The Fleet Singers with local schoolchildren. Conducted by James Davey with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, London

Tues 28th July Dorset UK
Voces 8 Summer School choir, with the Call Me Al quintet conducted by the composer
Milton Abbey Church, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Sat 11th July Ashtead UK
Stoneleigh Choral Society, Youth Choirs of St Giles’ & St George’s, conducted by Nigel Perona-Wright, at St George’s, Ashtead

Sat 5th July Eastbourne UK
Eastbourne Choral Society, conductor John Hancorn with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer

Wed 24th June Sussex UK
Songbirds Choir, members of Billingshurst Choral Society at the Hawthorn Theatre, Crawley, Sussex

Sat 25th April Carlisle UK
The Abbey Singers, Carlisle Cantate Children’s Choir, Petteril Bank Primary School conducted by Edward Taylor at Carlisle Cathedral

Fri 27th March Cheltenham UK
Cheltenham Youth Choirs led by Rachel Bowen at St Paul’s Church, Cheltenham

Sun 22nd March Winchester UK
The Swithun Choir, the Arlesford Community Choir and the Hampshire County Youth Choir (conductors YiRu Chiam Hall and Keith Clark) with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer.
St Swithun’s School, Winchester

Sat 21st March Worcester UK
Hanley Voices, conductor Ben Sawyer at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire

Sun 8th Feb Shrewsbury UK
Shrewsbury School, Shropshire, conductor Alex Mason, with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer

 

2014 Performances

Thurs 20th Nov Bath UK
Prior Park College, The Paragon School with quintet featuring the composer (piano).  Conducted by Roland Robertson

Sat 9th August Gosford AUSTRALIA
Gosford Anglican Church, Gosford, NSW.  Central Coast Philharmonia Choir, directed by Philip Rees 

Sat 12th July Essex UK
The Valentine Singers, Barkingside, Essex, with local choirs. Conductor Christine Gwinn 

Wed 9th July Wiltshire UK
The Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon, with the Bradford-on-Avon Schools Cluster and the quintet led by the composer, conducted by Kirsty Barry.

Sat 5th July Stevenage UK
Stevenage Choral Society, local school choirs and the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer, conducted by Robin Osterley

Sat 28th June Sussex UK
Angmering Choral Society conducted by George Jones with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer

Sat 21st June Sussex UK
Billingshurst Choral Society, conducted by George Jones with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer

Thurs 19th June London UK
Eltham College choirs with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer & conducted by Laura Oldfield

Friday 23rd May St Davids Wales UK
St David’s Cathedral, as part of the St Davids festival, with the Call Me Al quintet, conducted by the composer

Sat 10th May King's Langley UK
Choirs from the Steiner School & The Lea Singers and a quintet led by the composer, directed by Benjamin Goodson. King’s Langley UK

Fri 9th May Aldeburgh UK
Ipswich School Spring Concert, with the Call Me Al quintet led by the composer & conducted by Andrew Leach. Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Thurs 10th April Alberta CANADA Medicine

Hat College, Medicine Hat, Alberta College Choir

Sat 22nd March Birmingham UK
Bournville Young Singers, Director Anne Ellis

Sat 15th March Guildford UK
The Ahoy Singers and the Call Me Al quintet, conducted by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange

Tues 11th Feb Wyvern, UK
Wyvern College Vocal Festival and local school choirs, conducted by the composer