Stowmarket Chorale – Zimbe! – Songs of Africa & Mass of the Children

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Date(s) - 18/03/2018
4:00 pm

The Apex



Stowmarket Chorale
Rougham Primary School, Great Finborough Primary School
South Lee School, Bury St Edmunds &
Alexander L’Estrange Jazz Quintet

Zimbe! – songs of Africa – Alexander L’Estrange
Mass of the Children – John Rutter

Stowmarket Chorale, together with children from three local schools: Rougham Primary, Great
Finborough Primary & South Lee School, Bury St Edmunds, will perform Zimbe! – songs of Africa,
accompanied by the composer, Alexander L’Estrange and his Jazz Quintet. This performance is a
celebration of African music combining traditional songs with jazz, Western choral and pop
influences, and sung with enthusiasm and fun by adult 4-part chorus and unison children’s choir.
Conducted by the Chorale’s Music Director, Leslie Olive.
Following on from last year’s performance of Ahoy! this is the second collaboration between
Stowmarket Chorale, Rougham Primary School, Great Finborough Primary School,
South Lee School, and Alexander L’Estrange and his Jazz Quintet.

Mass of the Children by John Rutter is a setting of the Latin Missa brevis. Performed by
Stowmarket Chorale with children from South Lee School plus baritone and soprano soloists.
The work is accompanied on the piano by William Baldry.
The piece is sung in Latin within the framework of a complete day from waking to
sleeping, with other English poetic texts appearing as if they were events in the day.

Date / Time:  Sunday 18 March at 4pm.
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tickets: £15 adults, £6 concessions.
Available from the Apex Box Office,
or  Tel: 01284 758000