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16 October 2016

This Eucharist service features the 'Little Organ Mass' by Joseph Haydn, written for the Barmherzige Brüder (Brothers Hospitallers) circa 1775.

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9 December 2016

The Choir will perform a Christmas Concert at the College Chapel.

Bookings can be made via the link above or by calling 01223 300085

12 December 2016

The concert presents music for Christmas including Poston’s spellbinding Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree, John Gardner’s exuberant setting of Tomorrow shall be my dancing day and traditional favourites The Holly and the Ivy and Ding dong, merrily on high. All of these works have been recorded by the Choir on its new CD Christmas with St John’s.

There is also music by Vaughan Williams and by the contemporary composer Jonathan Harvey, including The Annunciation which was written especially for the Choir in 2011.


Christmas with St John's

'Christmas with St John's' is available today!

Following on from the Choir’s success in promoting new and exciting repertoire, its most recent festive recording features works from composers including Michael Finnissy, who’s piece John the Baptist was commissioned for the Choirs’ well-known Advent broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Bob Chilcott’s The Shepherd’s Carol was commissioned by Stephen Cleobury, who along with John Scott – composer of Creator of the Stars of Night – were once Organ Scholars at St John’s.

St John’s College Choir is pleased to announce that Christmas with St John's, a brand new recording of traditional and contemporary music for the Advent and Christmas seasons, will be released this year.

The Choir is well-known for its annual Advent broadcast on BBC Radio Three and the recording includes Michael Finnissy’s John the Baptist, written especially for this service in 2014.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer