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Secretive and seductive religion, love and heart break, these are the themes that The Esterhazy Singers of London explore in their forthcoming performance. The 17th century is seen by many as the time in which Choral music was born. In Venice, also referred to as Serenissima, composers such as Monteverdi, Schutz and Gabrielli were making music popular to masses by bringing it out of the church. In England, Elizabeth 1st, also known as Oriana, was on the throne and composers such as Byrd and Tallis were writing sacred music in secret.
This March 20th The Esterhazy Singers look at the vast range of choral music on offer, both sacred and secular and explore how the music of Italy influenced the composers in England. They also examine the fascination amongst musicians with the Lady Oriana's influence over the musical landscape across Europe.The concert will take place in church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard (nearest stations: St Paul’s, Bank or Moorgate) on Thursday 20th March at 7.30 pm.
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). 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.