Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
Joanna Forbes L’Estrange began her career as Musical Director of the five-time Grammy Award-winning vocal group The Swingles and is founder and director of AQUILA, the all-female vocal group at St John’s College, Cambridge. Choirs and a cappella groups in the USA, China, Australia and throughout Europe and the UK have benefitted from her coaching and workshops. A consummate performer who sings in a wide variety of styles, Joanna shares her experience and expertise with the groups she coaches, creating great results every time. As well as helping to improve tuning, style, ensemble and blend, Joanna works on presentation and choreography. She has successfully prepared many groups for national competitions and coached for CD recordings. She prepared the choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, for their close harmony album and is guest conductor for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. Recently, she conducted The Self-Isolation Choir, with hundreds of singers from across the world.