The Esterhazy Singers present a concert of Carols and Part-Songs, Old and New. The programme features carols by composers Victoria, Howells and Rutter, amongst others.
The choir returns this year to the splendid surroundings of one of Wren’s more expensive churches, St Lawrence Jewry, badly damaged in the Second World War, but happily restored in 1957. From its position in the Yard of Guildhall, it serves as the official church of the Lord Mayor of London and the City Corporation. Carols and part-songs ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day, readings and audience carols and some festive fare too, will get you into the Christmas spirit!
This concert is in support of Richard House Children's Hospice. Richard House Children's Hospice, based in East London, provides palliative care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across London. www.richardhouse.org.uk
Andrea Brown conducts the Esterhazy Singers
St Lawrence Jewry, EC2V 5AA
General Admission £15, students £7.50, including interval drink
The Esterhazy Singers is an amateur choir of about 50 people that aims at professional standards. We also support music students by providing them bursaries to sing with us and learn to lead an experienced choir. Based in the City of London at St. Margaret Pattens Church, the choir is named after Haydn’s patrons, the Princes Nicholas and Paul Anton Esterhazy. The music of Haydn is central to the choir’s repertoire but it also tackles a wide range of styles, from Renaissance polyphony to ambitious contemporary choral music.The choir welcomes new members in all voice parts. We are a friendly and sociable group who aim for a balanced membership of about 50 singers. While we are an amateur choir who love singing as a leisure activity, we rehearse and perform to high standards.