Cgals Chamber Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

19 November 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Wilna Liebenberg and the Cgals Chamber Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of Zimbe! by Alexander L’Estrange on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City.

This performance is scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2019 in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall under the baton of composer and conductor Alexander L’Estrange, announced Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY).

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, artistic director and principal conductor for DCINY, explained that Cgals Chamber Choir received the invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition recording.

“It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”

The singers will spend four days and three nights in New York City in preparation for their concert.

“They will spend approximately nine to ten hours in rehearsals over the four-day residency. Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City. However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city.”

The outstanding musicians will join other choristers from around the world to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction.

Alexander L’Estrange will serve as conductor of the performance and clinician for the residency. He is an award-winning English choral composer and arranger of international acclaim.

Educated at Oxford, he gained a First Class Honours Master of Arts degree in Music. His compositions reflect his background in the English choral tradition and as a professional jazz pianist and double bass player.

L'Estrange is best known for his grand-scale choral fusion works which draw together singers of all ages.

The first of these was Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa! which received over 150 performances worldwide within its first five years and quickly established his reputation as one of Britain’s most popular living composers.

Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Karen Miller via email at [email protected]

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