San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This June the Esterhazy Singers will be performing Handel’s Dixit Dominus in a programme of baroque choral music by Handel and Purcell. They will be joined by outstanding young vocal soloists Emily Owen & Robyn Donnelly (soprano), Katie Coventry (mezzo), Robbie Jacobs (tenor) and David Le Provost (Bass) and players from the superb Little Baroque Company, who perform on period instruments with gut strings.
The programme, which also includes Handel’s Coronation Anthem My heart is indicting and I was glad by Purcell, aims to give the audience a flavour of choral music as it was performed in 17th & 18th century London. Both composers made a unique contribution to the cultural life of the capital during this time, thrilling London audiences with their operas and filling Westminster Abbey with their music for the coronations of James II (in the case of Purcell) and George I (Handel).
Named after Haydn’s patron, Prince Esterhazy, and with Haydn as its core composer, the Esterhazy Singers of London has established a reputation over its 40-year history for its performances of music of the baroque and classical period. 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 Deputy Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and part-time tutor at the Royal Academy of Music).
This concert is part of a choral exchange programme with Le Choeur de Chambre de Versailles, which will also see the Esterhazy Singers performing alongside the French choir in the Festival Le Mois Molière in Versailles later in June.
Tickets: Tickets: £15 (£10 restricted view) with students half price.
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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.