Rachmaninoff at Southwark Cathedral

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

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Advent Candles

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 Wait: Music for Advent

The Choir’s Christmas concert will be on Saturday 2 December at 7:30 pm in Southwark Cathedral. In the church, Advent is a time of expectation and watchful waiting for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. Some of the most beautiful music ever written has been composed for this time of year. For our concert this term,Continue Reading

Songs of Praise

The choir appeared in a special edition of Songs of Praise on Sunday 30 July to mark recent tragic events in Manchester, London Bridge and Kensington which was recorded in Southwark Cathedral earlier this month. This was a very big privilege for the choir and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to contribute.Continue Reading

Choral Evensong – Westminster Abbey

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

Merbecke Choir’s New Director

We are delighted to welcome our new conductor-Emily Elias to the Merbecke Choir. We have an exciting term ahead of us, and we would like to invite you to hear our first Compline and Eucharist devotions of the term on Sunday 23rd October, 6pm at Southwark Cathedral. We will be singing the Byrd Justorum Animae,Continue Reading

Salve Regina

A setting of the “Salve Regina”, composed by Huw Morgan, from “Four Marian Antiphons” (2015/16). Live performance July 2016