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The Esterhazy Singers of London have something special planned to start your Christmas celebrations with a magical concert of carols accompanied by traditional sounds of Christmas from CityBrass and balanced with readings by Margaret Jowett. The programme covers many old favourites from carol singing traditions together with extracts from Handel’s glorious work, Messiah. The choir will join with CityBrass to perform works by Schutz with CityBrass also performing highlights from ‘The Nutcracker’ and other Christmas music. The audience will be invited to join in the singing of traditional carols.
The concert will take place in church of St. Andrew, Holborn, (nearest stations: Chancery Lane or City Thameslink) on Thursday 19th December at 7.30 pm. This church is famed for being Sir Christopher Wren’s largest Parish Church – almost destroyed in World War II but restored” stone for stone and brick for brick" to Wren's original designs.
Named after Haydn’s patron, Prince Esterhazy, The Esterhazy Singers has established a reputation in its over 40-year history for its unaccompanied performances. Widely regarded as one of the leading amateur choirs in the City of London, The Esterhazy Singers is directed by choral specialist Esther Jones (also Associate Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and part-time tutor at the Royal Academy of Music). CityBrass, led by Simon Tong, is a London-based classical brass quartet whose members have all studied at prestigious London conservatoires. Margaret Jowett trained at the Northern Theatre School and in recent years has become famous for her words and music duo Serendipity. This concert will once again be under the baton of guest conductor and director, Gregory Batsleer.
Tickets: £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door, students and children £7.50.
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The Esterhazy Singers of London
The Esterhazy Singers of London is one of the leading choral ensembles in the City of London. The group regularly performs in some of the most beautiful and historic churches across the capital.
The choir’s motto is to perform “inspirational choral music in the heart of London” and many have been inspired by its music making for well over 40 years.