We will be singing carols on Saturday afternoon from the cathedral courtyard! Do come by and listen to your favourite carols whilst enjoying something warm from one of the market’s many exciting stalls.
Celebrate with us as we return to the cathedral for our first public performance since February. We will be presenting a musical portrayal of Mary’s journey, from The Annunciation to the birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour on Christmas Day. Our programme will include works from Victoria and Schutz through to Howells and Tavener.
The Merbecke Choir with special guest Timothy West present an evening of music and readings on a theme of the Starry Heavens Award-winning actor Timothy West joins the Cathedral Merbecke Choir for an exploration of the human response through the ages to the shimmering wonder of the starry heavens. Early compositions by composers such asContinue Reading
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 complex multi-part writing inContinue 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.
The Merbecke choir will be performing a selection of sacred and secular works from their repertoire. The choir sings regularly at Southwark Cathedral, London, for Compline and special services, and has recently appeared on BBC Songs of Praise. Join them for an evening of music from Renaissance polyphony to The Beatles. Tickets will be £10Continue Reading
la Fête nationale! Join us as we commemorate the Storming of the Bastille with an evening of quintessentially French choral music: with repertoire ranging from the serene meditations of Brumel and Sermisy, to the luscious songs of Debussy and Saint-Saëns, this concert will certainly be a most memorable event! Tickets will be £10, available both online or on the door. ConcessionsContinue Reading
The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. All are welcome. Music Nunc Dimittis: (in B flat), Charles Wood (1866 – 1926) Marian Antiphon: Salve Regina, Peter Philips (c.1560 – 1628) Anthem: NesciensContinue Reading
The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. All are welcome. Music Nunc Dimittis: Second service, Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625) Marian Antiphon: Salve Regina, Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963) Anthem: Alleluia: SpiritusContinue Reading