Merton choir on BBC3rd November 2011
Following the launch of their debut album in October, the Merton College choir broadcasted their evensong on BBC Radio Three to the nation last Wednesday.
The college’s Evensong was broadcasted live for the first time and featured choral pieces from Vaughan Williams. After the broadcast, the choir launched their album, In The Beginning, which has received favourable reviews from the BBC Music Magazine.
The magazine described the debut as “stunning”, and went on to label the choir as one to “keep an eye and ear on.” The reviewer, Charlotte Gardner, went on to declare the choir as having “leap-frogged its way almost to the top of the collegiate choral pile”, putting them amongst “top mixed-voice Oxbridge choirs with a reputation beyond their college walls”.
Wesley Tan, a second-year lawyer, said: “Coming from Merton, I am personally quite proud that our college choir is nationally recognised. They practise really hard and deserve all the praise.”