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Virtual Come & Sing Messiah

Thu, 3 December 2020, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Handel: what was he thinking of? – a virtual exploration of Messiah Part I

Join Andrea Brown, Jan Rautio and the Esterhazy Singers for a celebratory look at this much-loved seasonal work. An opportunity to learn about the historical and musical context and participate in singing well-known choruses. Following our sing-though we will share a virtual drink and test our Handel and Messiah knowledge in a light-hearted quiz. So...wear your concert dress (at least from the waist up!) pour a glass of wine and get into the spirit of the season!

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About Us

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.

Join Us!

The Esterhazy Singers are always on the lookout for enthusiastic choristers to join us. We are an amateur choir that maintains a high musical standard and put on public performances 4 or 5 times each year. We rehearse Tuesday evenings at 19:00 to 21:30 at St. Margaret Pattens Church in the City near Monument tube station. If you’re a singer who is looking to sing some challenging repertoire in a fun social environment then we want you!

Choral Scholar Program

Since 2014, the Esterhazy Singers has offered a scholarship scheme to young singers training to become professional musicians. A scholarship gives singers a chance to practise with us as soloists and occasionally to take part of a rehearsal as a conductor.

So far the scholarships have been funded by donations from choir members. We are hoping to expand from 2 to 4 bursaries a year in each of the SATB voices. Please support our activities by getting in touch to make a donation and by attending our concerts.

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