§- Prestbury Choral Society’s performance of Schubert’s Mass in A
Flat, to a full house, was a resounding success. The choir and four splendid
soloists sang superbly with a twenty piece orchestra and organ under the
expert musical direction of Simon Mercer –
Prestbury Life Magazine.
§- Massive respect to Simon Mercer (and Juan Ortuno) for making Act
IV of Carmen leap off the page with such verve – if JRNCM Vocal Ensemble
can deliver that notoriously tricky chorus so well what can’t they do?!
Well – deserved cheers after that! –
JRNCM Open Day 2018; David Jones, Deputy Director JRNCM and Head of
§- By the way I have to tell you that you are an exceptionally good
and clear conductor and I’ve seen a few! –
Prestbury Choral Society Christmas Concert 2017; Sasha Johnson Manning,
composer of, and soloist in, The Manchester Carols.
§- What a wonderful concert this was, under the very capable hands
of the conductor and director, Simon Mercer. Although I have sung the Messiah
over forty times, this is only the second time I have heard it as a member
of the audience. I was enthralled by this performance as the choir, soloists
and orchestra worked so well together with the conductor, to produce a
great sound. Congratulations to everybody involved. –
Hayfield Singers 25th Anniversary Concert 2018:, Malcolm Blackburn..