Welcome to ESME

Latest News:

17.07.2020: With our lovely orchestra conductor, Johanna, presently on a baby-break, we are pleased to have been able to secure an amazing stand-in conductor for the next season! Even if full rehearsals are still not possible, we will use this opportunity to work on smaller groups and keep up the music!
After three months of virtual rehearsals, our singers have been able to gather in a small group to rehearse again and plan on carrying on over the Summer Holiday period!

ESME e.V. is a non-profit organisation in Munich, Germany, which offers the opportunity to make music in an English-speaking environment. We now have more than 150 members representing over twenty nationalities, from native English speakers to those wishing to use English for practise and to help make new friends. We have three core ensembles –the Orchestra, the Singers, and the Resident Alien Big Band – each rehearse weekly. Generally, we hold two concerts per year, in the Summer and in the Winter. Our annual Spring Showcase also provides the opportunity for members to join other musicians playing in smaller ensembles.
As the name implies, all rehearsals, communication and social events are held in English.

Our current openings are always listed on our Join Us page.  We welcome people to contact us at any time of the year!

For enquiries about ESME e.V. which are not specifically about joining, please contact us at:  info@esme-ev.de.

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ESME e.V. could not function without the support of a number of members, who offer their free time to help run the organisation:

Committee/ Board:
Chairpersons: Elaine Cole & Holger Hildsberg (temp)
Treasurer: Manuela Osinski
Secretary: Mayya Bychkova
Concert Management – Artistic Director: Bryony Lang
Concert Management – Administrator: Carina Little
Orchestra Manager: Léa Vernisse
Singers Manager: Claudia Winkler
Big Band Manager: Ryanne Leong
IT Management: Dang Huynh

Auditors: Sabine Gaumert & Davy Kazan