The Esterhazy Singers perform Haydn's Te Deum and Handel's Chandos Anthems 9 and 11.
Commissioned by Empress Marie Therese, Haydn wrote his Te Deum in C to celebrate the arrival of Lord Nelson to Eisenstadt, the family home, in 1800. Years earlier, Handel was commissioned by the Duke of Chandos to compose twelve anthems. Chandos Anthems 9 and 11 were written in the period 1716-1718, to be performed by the ‘musical establishment’ at Cannons, the Duke’s seat. Haydn was much influenced by Handel, hearing many of his works, including the Messiah, during his travels to London. This fascinating programme celebrates these two composers - with joyful notes and melody throughout!
Andrea Brown conducts the Esterhazy Singers
Organist: Oliver Lallemant
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, London SW1X 9BZ.
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 Magnus the Martyr 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.