Her voice has been described as luminous and her acting feisty, Shannon Mercer is an artist of uncommon musical artistry who enthusiastically embraces repertoire ranging from early to contemporary music. She performs throughout North America and Europe while also sustaining an active recording presence, capturing some rarely performed works.
Her 2014-2015 engagements include Bach’s Mass in B-Minor with the Bach Sinfonia, and a concert of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Cantataswith Montreal’s St. Lawrence Choir. She will sing a wide variety of music recreating the musical life of Boston’s early days in the Early Music Guild’s “American Dream” with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Canadian engagements include Handel’s Messiah with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Calgary Philharmonic. She will also perform Berg’s Seven Early Songs and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4with the East Texas Symphony.
Shannon’s discography includes new release Trobairitz (Analekta),and recent recordings of Berlioz’s Les Nuits d'été and Palej's The Poet and the War with Toronto’s g27 chamber orchestra and conductor Eric Paetkau (Centaur) and A Traditional Christmas with John McDermott and Virginia Hatfield.
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