Category: Performances

  • Choral Evensong

    Choral Evensong

    The Esterhazy Singers performed Choral Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4M 8AD For more information on evensong services please visit the St. Paul’s Cathedral website

  • With Cheerful Notes

    With Cheerful Notes

    The Esterhazy Singers performed 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…

  • Christmas Concert with RSBC

    Christmas Concert with RSBC

    Once again the choir, under the baton of Jan Rautio, our accompanist and Deputy Music Director, provided a 20 minute selection of traditional music, including Lullay My Liking , I Love My Love and There Was a Tree, by Holst as well as The Shepherd’s Cradle Song and Willcock’s version of Deck the Hall, within…

  • Lo, The Full, Final Sacrifice

    Lo, The Full, Final Sacrifice

    The Esterhazy Singers remembered those affected and involved in conflict. We presented music by composers who fought or were directly involved with The First World War as we approached the 100th year of armistice. Greater Love hath no man – John IrelandLo, the full, final sacrifice – Gerald FinziValiant for Truth – Ralph Vaughan Williams…

  • Women of Note

    Women of Note

    A summer programme of music by women composers, with related readings, to commemorate the granting of the vote to the first women in 1918. It featured pieces by composers ranging from 12th century Hildegard of Bingen to Roxanne Panufnik, born 1968, including Clara Schumann, Theo Musgrave, Fanny Mendelssohn, Lilli Boulanger and Cecilia McDowall. Ethel Smyth’s…

  • Choral Evensong

    Choral Evensong

    On Monday 30 April 2018, the choir sang Choral Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Cecilia McDowall’s Preces and Responses in D were performed together with her St Martin’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. For the first time in the cathedral’s history, all the music for the choir’s Choral evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral at the end…

  • Love endureth

    Love endureth

    The Esterhazy singers took this theme, with Palm Sunday and Holy Week in mind, for their spring 2018 concert. The theme of the  concert was the enduring power of spiritual love; imaginatively chosen music showed how it has inspired composers through the centuries. The old masters Byrd, Gibbons and Weelkes rubbed shoulders with modern composers…

  • Christmas Concert

    Christmas Concert

    The Esterhazy Singers got into the Christmas spirit with a magical evening of carols, festive food and drink and incredible performances joined by the RSBC Music Group. The evening was  hosted by much-loved actor, Robert Powell and with a reading from The Times writer, Matthew Parris. The evening was held in aid of the RSBC,…

  • Haydn and Friends

    Haydn and Friends

    The 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…

  • Of Chant and Reverie

    Of Chant and Reverie

    On 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…