Janette Ruocco Choral Conductor  -  & choral workshop leader
The Meljon Singers
Musical Director : Janette Ruocco
 
Janette is the founder conductor of the East London-based chamber choir The Meljon Singers with whom she has developed a repertoire of over 600 sacred and secular works.

Janette has conducted The Meljon Singers in large-scale works with orchestra such as Britten's St Nicolas (Chelmsford Cathedral November 2008) and   substantial  a cappella ones, such as the  Rachmaninov Vespers (March  2008).

The Meljon Singers have made it a feature of their work  to seek out and perform  choral works for chamber resources, e.g. Rossini 's Petite Messe Solenelle (2011), Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (2007), Brahms' Requiem  in the version for piano 4 hands (St James' Piccadilly 2007), and works accompanied by a single instrument, including the cello, trumpet and flute.

 
 

Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle

                                                                  Photograph ©Richard Brockbank
 
 
Concert Tour to Italy
                                                                                                Photograph ©Roberto Mariani



Brahms'  Requiem with piano duet







Listen to the Meljon Singers 

Concert performance 2011       
Geistliches Lied - Brahms
The Meljon Singers 09.10.10
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Music by women composers
To date  Janette has pioneered  three concerts of choral music exclusively by women composers in the last five years.

Cecilia MacDowall: Ave Regina
The Meljon Singers live 06.03.10
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Music by American Composers 
Evelyn La Rue Pittman: Any How
The Meljon Singers live 20.03.10
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Concert performance 2009
Rheinberger : Kyrie
The Meljon Singers live at St James's Piccadilly
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