The World Premiere of Song Cycle: vive la vélorution! by Alexander L’Estrange took place in York Minster on 28 June 2014 with over 400 singers from across Yorkshire and featuring the composer’s band, The Call Me Al Quintet. It is the third in a highly popular series by L’Estrange of choral works with jazz quintet, following in the footsteps of Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa! (2008) and Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose (2013).
United States Premiere
The United States premiere of Song Cycle: vive la vélorution! by Alexander L’Estrange is scheduled for 3 performances by the Virginia Choral Society on Oct 6,7 and 8. With over 90 singers, VCS with our jazz quintet and our talented accompanist, Ms. Diane Snider, is delighted to present the US premiere of this delightful and wonderful composition. Mr. L’Estrange will also visit with VCS for a composer’s rehearsal on Sep 24th.