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A Viennese Evening
TWO CHOIRS: THE ESTERHAZY SINGERS OF LONDON AND DIVERSITY CHOIR
The Esterhazy Singers present a joint concert with The Diversity Choir celebrating the music of Vienna and especially that of Beethoven in this, his anniversary year. The programme will include Beethoven’s Mass in C, Haydn’s Insanae et Vanae Curae; Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and Brucker's Locus Iste.
Ludwig van Beethoven composed the Mass in C major, Op.86, to a commission from Prince Nikolaus Esterházy II in 1807. The mass, scored for four vocal soloists, choir and orchestra, is probably one of the least performed of Beethoven’s larger works. The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs (2004 edition) calls the work a “long-underrated masterpiece”.
Andrea Brown conducts the Esterhazy Singers Jan Rautio conducts the Diversity Choir
St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, SW1X 8SH
General Admission £15, students £10
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.