Mary’s Journey

Celebrate with us as we return to the cathedral to 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.Continue Reading

Musik für die Seele

Following the latest UK government advice on avoiding social gatherings, we have reluctantly made the decision to cancel our upcoming concert on 28 March. The wellbeing of our choir members, our audiences, and the cathedral staff must be a priority in these unprecedented times. We will keep singing, even if it’s from our own homes,Continue Reading

Miserere-away

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)  

Miserere

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)

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