Thanksgiving: Sacred and secular choral music by American composers

Entertainment / Fri 13th Oct 2023 at 11:48am

DE Merc Chamber Choir will be marking their 50th anniversary with a concert and reception at St John’s ARC in Old Harlow. It will be the final concert of the year for the choir where they will be celebrating their Golden Jubilee.

Thanksgiving, will include sacred and secular choral music by American composers from Copland to Gershwin as well as featuring performances from Jazz Duo, RoccoLane. 

De Merc Chamber Choir will be led by Janette Ruocco, their musical director, who joined the choir in January 2022. 

De Merc Chamber Choir was founded by Derek Harrison and Michael Frith in 1973 and the choir is named after the ‘de Merc’ family who settled in the Harlow area in the 11th century. The family were connected to St Mary-at-Latton Church which is where the choir rehearse to this day in its church hall. 

De Merc Chamber Choir is a compact, versatile mixed voice adult choir specialising in a cappella repertoire ranging from the 16th century through to contemporary works.

Currently around eighteen singers, the De Merc Chamber Choir gives listeners the opportunity to enjoy the intricacy and intimacy of unaccompanied singing that is the essence of smaller ensembles.

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