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With its origins in the ancient Greek word for “contest,” αγών was used to describe the writhing contortion of athletic competition, extreme physical striving, keen mental excitement, and even exclamations of great joy. Only in the 17th Century did agonia begin to take on the connotations of suffering, struggle, torment, pain, or distress that we think of when we hear the word today. In this extraordinary concert series, The Esoterics will present three choral masterworks that were inspired by medieval poetry on suffering and the promise of reprieve. To buy tickets or get more information, click here.
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.