Recent News & Recordings
The Esoterics continue our series of "choral ecologies" with AETHERIA: Music of the sky, air, and atmosphere on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Our concerts will feature the commissions of the 2014 POLYPHONOS composers as well as works by Mechem, Banks, Sallinen, and Mäntyjärvi. Visit the AETHERIA concert page for more information about venues and times. Visit our ticketing page to buy your tickets online now!
The Esoterics is pleased to announce the winners in the 2014 -2015 POLYPHONOS Composition Competition! Our winners in each of the categories are: Michael Gilbertson, Young Composer (New Haven, CT), Karen Siegel, National Composer (Hoboken, NJ), and Hasan Uçarsu, International Composer (Istanbul, Turkey). The winners will be commissioned to write a new work for the SUBTILIOR concert series in early October 2015. In addition to the $1,000 commission, each composer will receive airfare and lodging to attend the premiere Seattle. Congratulations to these three outstanding composers, and to all those who entered the contest. This year, there were an extraordinary number of highly qualified entries! Please look for further announcements about the POLYPHONOS Composition Competition in the upcoming months.
The Esoterics is proud to be founding members of The Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, the non-profit organization that sponsors the Seattle Sings! Choral Festival. The Consortium comprises 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.