Meanwhile, Alexander is busy composing the next piece in his series of 40-minute choral works for SATB choir, unison children’s choir and jazz quintet. The commission comes from Salisbury Community Choir, a thriving amateur choir with over 150 members, and will receive its world premiere this autumn in Winchester Cathedral, conducted by Jeremy Backhouse.
Winner of Best Classical Music Education Initiative, sponsored by Classic FM
We are delighted to announce that Wassail! Carols of Comfort and Joy has won the Music Teacher Award for Best Classical Music Education Initiative 2018. (Pictured: Alexander L’Estrange with his award). Huge thanks to Catherine Barker and all at United Learning for commissioning the piece and to all of the thousands of school children who performed it last Christmas. If you’d like to programme it with your choir this Christmas, click here to find out how.