Written by Thomas on January 31st, 2013 AD
This year, the largest Dutch folk and fantasy festival, Castlefest, will host an exclusive one-and-a-half Cesair show on saturday evening, 3 August. We will play old and new repertoire, accompanied by a full string orchestra and male choir. This is a one-time concert, entitled "Symphoniae Diluvii".
We will bring to life the stories of the eponymous mythological princess, and put to music various legends about the world's creation, the mutability of life and the entwined destinies of two lovers. With this enormous production, we aim to represent princess Cesair's wondrous epic in all its immensity. Spectators will be treated to an extensive show that explores the musical heritage of numerous cultures from the Occident and Orient.
At this moment Sophie is writing the first string arrangements to our songs. Recruiting of the string players and singers has started. New songs are being created. And more surprises are in preparation. We are already so excited!
Stage & Studio
Written by Fieke on October 6th, 2012 AD
As you might have noticed, our list of upcoming shows keeps expanding. We are very excited to bring our music to a growing number of stages in the Netherlands. In 2013 we will cross the borders of our country for the first time for a concert in Belgium!
Next to rehearsing for these shows, we are working on new material so we can keep on surprising you. But there is more going on...
This November Cesair will enter the studio for the first time in our band-myth-history! We have big plans for a special CD, with a studio-touch to our music and all sorts of extras - which we will afterwards maybe try to incorporate in our live shows as well.
Exciting times... great adventures...!
Written by Fieke on April 25th, 2012 AD
Since our concert at Gothic & Fantasy Beurs was a baptism of fire for us, we were really looking forward playing at Elf Fantasy Fair last weekend. Jan has proven to be a very quick learner, a hard worker and handy-man as well. With an epic drum-rack as proof. Through reflecting and rehearsing we refined our music even further. For our chapel-concert we prepared a special acoustic and intimate set, with quite some songs never played live before. Our Media page contains two videos from this happening.
There was nothing that could spoil our fun and enthousiasm, and we cannot thank all the people in the audience enough for their energy and positive reactions!
Written by Thomas on March 20th, 2012 AD
The coming of spring marks the start of a time of new beginnings. Crops sprout, animals are born, and rabbits suddenly start laying eggs (or something like that). To us, it marks the closure of a period of transition - one in which we worked hard to refine our set list and to further develop the way we sound, one in which we grew even closer as friends.
At the same time, this moment marks the beginning of a new chapter in the book of Cesair. We are delighted to have kicked off this spring by having our very first gig together with our new percussionist Jan! We were overwhelmed by all the photos, videos and positive responses that you sent our way... It's a great feeling to be welcomed back so warmly after our long break.
For those of you who missed the show, you can view some videos of the Gothic & Fantasy concert on our Youtube channel.
Next up is the Elf Fantasy Fair in Haarzuilens this April, where we will be performing both days! More info will follow soon, but prepare for a very special treat... For now, enjoy the beginning of spring! We're out dancing in the moonlight, or whatever we're supposed to be doing around this time of year.
On stage again!
Written by Fieke on March 16th, 2012 AD
We've been working hard getting our live show together again. Next Sunday will be the kick-off of a new era for Cesair. At the Gothic & Fantasy Beurs we'll play (for the first time) with Jan, who has taken responsibility over our percussion - the heartbeat of our band. It was unevitable that our sound would change due to this, but we are quite convinced that we've got a nice set prepared for you!
Hope to see you all in Rijswijk!
P.S. We've also got a little surprise with us, or maybe I should say 2000 little surprises?
Written by Fieke on November 17th, 2011 AD
After quite some time of silence around Cesair, we have got new things to present. First, you can now read a short Biography of Cesair. Second, there's a new concert date confirmed in our Agenda. And last, you can now listen to our very first official recording: "Prologue to Enuma Elish", in the Media section. Be prepared, for this might be something you wouldn't expect - for it is quite a bit different compared to our live videos...