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2013 | The Esoterics’ 20th Season


SIRENE Reprised:  A modern answer to the ancient call

6 7 13 14 April 2013

The Esoterics will open its twentieth season by reprising its concert of four new and provocative choral works, each a modern response to an ancient call: Voices by Eric Banks, Sirens by Mason Bates, Privilege andRipple by Ted Hearne.


SCORE:  Twenty years of The Esoterics

14 15 16 June 2013

The Esoterics celebrate twenty years with three concerts of “crowd-sourced” favorites: repertoire chosen by the ensemble singers and audience members. [Vote here.]


AEONIA:  At the door to eternity

21 22  September 2013

In our annual autumnal POLYPHONOS showcase, The Esoterics will premiere commissions by Joseph Gregorio, Iman Habibi, and Stephen Feigenbaum, as well as Donald Skirvin’s choral symphony Stars forever, while we sleep, and Eric Banks’ The eternity door.



22 23 24 November 2013

In the first of two weekends celebrating the life and music of Benjamin Britten, The Esoterics will perform the entire secular choral oeuvre of the renowned British composer, including: A.M.D.G., Sacred and profane, Five Flower songs, and many other favorites.


BRITTEN Centennial:  SACRA

6 7 8 December 2013

In the second weekend of concerts celebrating the centenary of Benjamin Britten, The Esoterics will sing Britten’s unaccompanied sacred choral works, including A boy is born, Christ’s nativity, and Hymn to St Cecilia.