Recent News & Recordings
The Esoterics sets sail into its third decade, inspired by songs about the open water. Opening our twenty-first season is OCEANA: music of the oceans, lakes, and seas. This concert will be the first in a series of three “choral ecologies” that feature music about three components of the Earth’s biosphere: the ocean, the forest, and the atmosphere. In OCEANA, The Esoterics bring to the concert stage four modern works whose texts are narratives of our relationship with the most abundant natural resource on our planet. READ MORE or PURCHASE TICKETS.
The Esoterics announces its international call for a cappella choral scores for its annual competition for choral composition, POLYPHONOS, from the Greek πολυφωνος, “having many voices” or “manifold in expression.” The purpose of The Esoterics’ POLYPHONOS competition is to encourage today’s choral composers to broaden the scope of the a cappella repertory, by setting texts from beyond the Western classical canon. New this year: NO ENTRANCE FEE! For more information and application materials click HERE.
The Esoterics is proud to announce its new composition residency program, HARMONIA, and our first HARMONIA composer, Dr. Dominick DiOrio. Together with composer emeritus Don Skirvin, the board of The Esoterics has created this new program that invites a new composer every year to spend two weeks in Seattle writing a new work which will be workshopped and performed by the ensemble, as well as to be an adjudicator on the POLYPHONOS judging panel. For more information on this exciting new program and to read more about Dominick, click HERE.