Summer Secrets: ESME 2018 Summer Concert tickets are now on sale!

Saturday 7th July at 19:00 at the stupendous Münchner Künstlerhaus – it’s going to be quite an event! With performances from the ESME Singers, Orchestra, and Resident Alien Big Band, and featuring titles such as Don Giovanni, Nimrod (Enigma), West Side Story Choral Suite by Leonard Bernstein and arranged by Mac Huff, Mona Lisa, James Bond, Mission Impossible, Skyfall, and some mysterious magic. Don’t miss out!

And yes, it’s Leonard Bernstein’s Centenary.  He’d have been 100 this year, and our selections from West Side Story are part of a celebration of his oeuvre.

We’re on the worldwide party calendar:
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And just a few days later…

ESME Resident Alien Big Band presents: A Night on the Groove!

Spend an evening with ESME e.V’s Resident Alien Big Band and groove to a musical journey of Swing, Funk, Latin and Rock to get your feet tappin’ and hips swingin’!  There will be dancing…

This will be on Saturday 14th July at 21:00 at Prinzregenten Garten. Tickets are available to ESME members at €8, non-members €10, both prices only available as an online advance purchase — at the door, it’s €12! Members, remember, you have to log in with your VereinOnline account to get that discount… and it’s only available until the Summer Concert!

In other news…

Spring 2018 Concert: ESME Unplugged

This year’s Spring Concert proved once again to be a joyous occasion for performers and audience alike. The choir sang a number of stirring gospel songs, mixed in with items from their jazz, classical and pop repertoire. Several guests commented on the sense of awe and joy that the music evoked in its listeners. The choir were joined onstage by various small ensembles, put together especially for this event – what a versatile group of musicians!

It was great to enjoy the warm afternoon air with a relaxing and happy after-show gathering at the neighbouring Biergarten.

Photo credit: Tom Hafner

Spring 2018 Weekend Away

This was ESME’s 13th Weekend Away! And as always it was filled with a good balance of hard work and entertainment. Both the choir and the orchestra put in many hours of rehearsal and made considerable progress in this seasons’s pieces. During the day there were opportunities to explore the surrounding nature (including the now-familiar Llama farm!) and in the evenings there was time for plenty of fun and games, with the usual late-night jamming around the piano. It was with great excitement that the two ensembles came together on Sunday afternoon, ready to try out their show-stopping joint item for this season. All in all a fantastic weekend – special thanks to the conductors, accompanists, organisers and helpers who made it so successful!

Photo credit: Daniel Plappert and Sabine Gaumert

Welcome to our new board members

June 8 was the first Board Meeting with our two new members: Caroline Kelley is gradually taking on Artistic Director as Annie Janssen has stepped in to help with the July 7 concert, while Annika Brockhaus begins as Secretary!  We thank Marie Lechler and Marije Nieuwenhuis for their work both on the board and as Concert Coordinator, and hope to see them again soon!


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