For our summer concert this year, we will be honouring the genius and craft of the great polyphonic composers, performing a range of polyphony from 4 to 40 parts. Featuring works from the delicately simple ‘If Ye Love Me’ to the unashamedly intricate ‘Spem in Alium’, this promises to be an inspiring exhibition of complexContinue Reading
The Merbecke choir will be visiting St Raphael’s Church, Surbiton to sing a selection of music from our upcoming Miserere concert. Time: 19:30 – 20:30 Price: £6.00 (tickets available on the door)
The Merbecke choir will be observing the penitential Lenten period with a performance of settings of ‘Miserere’. These range from the poly-choral Hassler and canonical Purcell, to the Allegri with its stunning soprano line, and to the Macmillan, a sublime contemporary setting, its power only matched by its emotional depth. Date: 13.04.2019 Time: 19:30 – 20:30 Tickets: £15/£10 (available on Eventbrite)
01 December 2018 The Merbecke Choir conducted by Emily Elias will perform Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil – also know as the Vespers – in an atmospheric, candlelit cathedral. This choral tour de force was hailed as ‘the greatest musical achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church’. It is a varied and dramatic work, from the exuberant Resurrection Hymn ‘TodayContinue Reading
Are you looking to bring some musical sparkle to your Christmas celebrations? The Merbecke Choir is a vibrant group of talented singers in London whose performances receive rave reviews. We are sure to add some festive magic to your event, venue or carol service. We are excited to share a trio of festive choral delightsContinue Reading
The Merbecke Choir will be a visiting choir singing Choral Evensong at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 24 August 2017 at 17:00. Introit: Maurice Duruflé – Notre Père Canticles: Herbert Howells – Gloucester Service Anthem: Maurice Duruflé – Ubi caritas Responses: Richard Ayleward The service is open to the public and doors will normally open at aroundContinue Reading
Listen to Versa est in luctum by Alonso Lobo from our Easter concert
Listen to Bogoroditse Dyevo from the All Night Vespers by Sergei Rachmaninoff.