Recent News & Recordings
Your votes have been cast and counted! Thanks to everyone — all of the singers and audience members in our community — who shared their favorite choral performances with us from The Esoterics’ last two decades. We are thrilled to announce that, on the weekend of our twentieth anniversary, 64 singers of The Esoterics will come together to present two concerts of a cappella masterpieces — an evening of secular works on Saturday at St Joe’s, followed by an afternoon of sacred music on Sunday at Holy Rosary. Please note our earlier start times for these concerts! READ MORE. PURCHASE TICKETS.
The Esoterics announce a CALL FOR SCORES in the 2013-2014 POLYPHONOS Composition Competition. 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. Each winning composer will receive a commission from The Esoterics to compose a new choral work that will be premiered by the ensemble in 2014. In addition to this commission, each winner will receive $1000) US, along with airfare and lodging so that they can attend the Seattle premiere of their commissioned work. Winners will be chosen in three categories: National, International, and Youth. For more information and application materials, visit the POLYPHONOS web page.
KALEIDOSCOPE Youth Chorus, in affiliation with The Esoterics, is accepting new students for the Spring trimester. We are rehearsing April 10 - June 12, registration deadline March 31, with a final concert of the year June 8. Students (boys or girls) in grades 2 -6 are encouraged to apply! We rehearse at St. Joseph School (Capitol Hill) on Wednesdays after school. Children from any school (home schoolers too) are welcome to apply. In our inaugural year, no audition is required but students should be able to match pitch and read at their current grade level. For more information, please visit our web page here.