Haydn Mozart BeethovenThe Esterhazy Singers traced their roots with a programme featuring works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany; Haydn was born in Rohrau, Austria and Mozart in Salzburg, Austria. The paths of these three great masters were all destined to cross when they traveled to Vienna. It is believed that at an early age Beethoven went to Vienna to perform for Mozart and that later on he studied with Haydn. Mozart and Haydn had a well documented acquaintance - both dedicating works to each other, and no doubt, meeting in Vienna when Haydn was away from his duties at the Esterhazy Court. The concert programme was: Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore (1780), Beethoven Elegische Gesang (1814) and Haydn Paukenmesse (1796). A full audience enjoyed a spirited rendition of the works with a 25 piece orchestra.

Of ChantReverie 250pxOn a wonderful spring evening in the heart of The City at St Lawrence Jewry, The Esterhazy Singers explored the lyrical and sumptuous sound world of French choral writing in the last century. The repertoire was built the sublime ‘Requiem’ by Maurice Duruflé, Messiaen’s ‘O Sacrum Convivium’, Poulenc ‘Un Soir de Neige’ and included contrasting earlier pieces by Saint-Saens and Fauré. The concert offered a unique insight into French composition and its development through the war years. Led by their new Musical Director, Andrea Brown, with the internationally renowned organist, Catherine Ennis and professional soloists, this Esterhazy Singers performance was not to be missed.

Summer Events
On Saturday 25th June 2017, the choir sang a light mixed summer concert, the highlghts invcluding Monteverdi madrigals, Sullivan and Elgar motets at St John's Church, Hailey in Oxfordshire.

 
 

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