Hester Eigner

Hester was a school teacher (music) for ten years before opening her own music studio in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. She is contracted to apply her talents to compose and arrange Choral Music for special occasions and performances by various provincial choirs in the Republic of South Africa. She has also been commissioned by professional singers to produce musical arrangements for individual performances. She has published music books for Music Theory, Recorder and Church Organ. Besides composing, Hester is also a qualified Musikgarten Teacher. She works as a full time music and art teacher at Maranatha Christian School. She is the conductor of the MCS School’s Elementary Choir and MCS Senior Primary School Choir. She also teaches Recorder lessons at the school to learners from Gr. R to Gr. 4.

Choral Compositions

Hester with Gert Pottas. Hester wrote compositions for the Rheinberger Chamber Choir

Austria

Hester with Richter Grimbeek in Austria

Eisteddfod

Hester with Judy Oberholzer after winning the Eisteddfod with a 100% Diploma

For the Love of music

Hester has been contracted to apply her talents to compose and arrange Choral Music for special occasions and performances by various provincial choirs in the Republic of South Africa. She has also been commissioned by professional singers to produce musical arrangements for individual performances. She has published music books for Music Theory, Recorder and Church Organ.

COMPOSITIONS & Choirs

Herewith 2 of Hester's big choral compositions and the International Competition in Austria

Gloria
As commissioned by the East Rand Youth Choir and the Rheinberger Chamber Choir under baton of Richter Grimbeek, Hester composed the Gloria. This work was premiered in August 2008 at the Voortrekker Monument. The Gloria with its basic Latin text is sung in four parts. Part III is performed by Kate Wilmot, and is by far the favourite part with audiences. A CD recording was made of the Gloria.
MAGNIFICAT
Hester composed this work in 2009, which premiered at the Voortrekker Monument in August 2009. This work consists of seven parts and sung in Latin. A CD recording was made and all 7 parts can be seen on youtube. In July 2011 she joined the Jeugland Girls and Boys Choir as accompanist to the Musica Sacra competition in Rome, Italy. Both choirs won their categories and Jeugland Girls choir performed one of Hester’s compositions. They were crowned champions at the ATKV Applous competition that same year.
Jeugland Boys & Girls Choir
In July 2008 she joined the Jeugland Girls Choir as accompanist for the Fifth Choir Olympics in Graz, Austria. Hester also accompanies the Jeugland Boys Choir and in 2008 they won their category at the ATKV Applous competition in Cape Town, singing one of her compositions.

• Accompanied Hoerskool Jeugland choirs to Bratislava, Slovakia in July 2014. They sang in the 6th International Choir Competition.
•Teaches private music lessons at Maranatha Christian School.
•Teaches music and art full time at Maranatha Christian School. 2015.
•Directs 2 choirs at MCS
•Organist and director of the church choir at NG Gemeente Kempton Kruin
•Teaches recorder lessons at MCS.

Hester Eigner

Hester Eigner

Hester Eigner

Composer & Music Teacher

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