Mercator et Musica
We are Mercator et Musica, the enthusiastic school orchestra of the Stedelijk Gymnasium from 's-Hertogenbosch, consisting of members aged between 12 and 18 years old. Everyone is welcome, resulting in an orchestra that keeps it in the middle between symphony and harmony, supplemented with keyboards. The emphasis is on making music and making fun musical projects: we organized an exchange with a school orchestra from Groningen in 2016 and 2017, we annually participate in the Orkestival (orchestra festival) in the concert hall in Amsterdam and around Christmas time we play to raise money for charity. At the Watergate in Sneek is our first international music festival, and ofcourse we are really looking forward to it! As far as repertoire is concerned, we have chosen the music from the cool movies 'The good, the bad and the ugly' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. In addition, we represent our roots with the non-official anthem of our province with 'Brabant' by Guus Meeuwis, we play an interesting mix of classical and carnival music in the composition 'The Fifth and other stuff' and we conclude with the famous 'Radetzky' Mars’.