The English-Speaking Music Ensembles e.V. (ESME) is searching for an enthusiastic choral conductor.

ESME has more than 110 members rehearsing and performing in an orchestra, choir, and big band. The person who steps up to this challenge will conduct a 40-member mixed-voice choir with a broad and eclectic repertoire, preparing for concerts at Gasteig, as well as a few smaller events through the year.

If you are looking for a new conducting challenge and believe you have what it takes, please contact our management team via email to

You can see our choir and members of our other ensembles in action at our upcoming concert, “Sounds from Underground” on May 5, 2013, 19:00 at the Einstein Kulturzentrum.  

Sounds from Underground Poster

Our spring concert lineup has firmed up — and is featuring individual ensembles for the first time! ESME members, rehearsing independently, will present:

Rodgers & Hammerstein: “If I Loved You”
Alvin Lück (vocals), Tar Viturawong (piano)

Maurice’s “Tableaux de Provence”
Nicolas Clerc (sax), Léa Vernisse (piano)

Arnold’s “Three Shanties”
Julian Boyfield (bassoon), Elaine Cole (flute), Priti Schlubach (oboe), Julian Stein (horn), José Cosas (clarinet)

Pitney’s “Mary Lou”
Barbershop quartet: Julian Boyfield, Sam Gelletly, Mike Flowerdew, Orlando De Lange

Snyder’s “In Time of Silver Rain”
Vocal trio: Annie Janssen, Alvin Lück, Elizabeth Elliott

Jenkins’s “Palladio”
Christian Brandel (violin), Sybille Fischer (violin), Daniel Wytrykus (violin), Mark Westcott (viola), László Csomor (cello), Jonathan Harclerode (double bass)

Albeniz’s “Sevilla”
sax quintet: Nicolas Clerc, Hartmut Schwirner, Mikael Ahlstedl, Carina Kraft, Harald Bornfleth

Schiffrin’s “Mission Impossible”
Jazz sextet: Nicolas Clerc, Hartmut Schwirner, Mikael Ahlstedl, Carina Kraft, Harald Bornfleth, Guy Benson (drums)

The Singers will also perform :

Ola Gjeilo’s “Dark Night of the Soul”
Hayes’s “Simple Gifts”
Kern’s “Scarborough Fair”
Hogan’s “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”
Eddleman’s “What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor”
Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep”
Gershwin / Clapham’s “I Got Rhythm”
Dilworth’s “Take Me to the Water”

Cost: €10 at the door — or reserve a ticket to be picked up at the latest 30 minutes before the beginning of the concert: is your link to reserve online! (The confirmation email took 5 minutes in our test, and landed in the spam folder, so do check yours…)

19:00, Sunday, May 5, 2013
Einstein Kultur – Theater Musik Wort Bild
Einsteinstrasse 42, 81675 Munich, Germany

There will be an “Afterparty”, details will be available at the event itself!