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In the final program of its 22nd concert season, The Esoterics will celebrate the life and music of the neo-Romantic Russian composer Georgy Sviridov with an unprecedented series of concerts in both Seattle and Tacoma. Specifically for this centennial series, Founding Director Eric Banks has researched and published his own editions of Sviridov’s collected choral works, with complete transl(iter)ations of every text in the program. The Esoterics has expanded to 50 singers to present this concert of luxurious and majestic music inspired by folksong, poetry of the Silver Age, and the Russian Orthodox liturgy. For tickets or more information, please click the image above.
As part of our effort to continue creating remarkable new music, we try to raise funds in a way that maximizes the impact of your various contributions. We do this by creating efficient programs with lean budgets, committing our resources to goals that foster our mission, and partnering with supporting organizations that match your donations. This year, The Esoterics has joined with power2give/PugetSound, presented by ArtsFund, to finance next year’s POLYPHONOS composition competition. For every donation you make to our campaign, ArtsFund will match 50% of your contribution. Our annual budget for POLYPHONOS is around $7,500. We are less than $1,500 from reaching our goal! Please click the image above to help keep this important campaign alive.
The Esoterics is proud to be a founding member of The Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, the non-profit organization that sponsors the Seattle Sings! Choral Festival. The GSCC is comprised of over sixty choral ensembles in the Puget Sound region each of whom have a unique mission, but a common love of singing and choral music. Please visit our "neighbor" choirs and see what the GSCC is doing for advocacy and support of choral music in our community at www.seattlesings.org.