The Choir is known to millions through its many recordings. Its impressive discography, which includes nearly 100 discs* which date back to its first recording in 1958, spans centuries of composition, and this breadth continues with the recent recordings of Mozart, Purcell, Wesley, and Harvey, all being released to much acclaim. (*This number does not include re-releases).
In May 2016, the College launched its brand new St John’s recording label (in conjunction with Signum). This exciting new venture will not only be releasing the Choir's upcoming CDs, but also recordings by some of the world-class musicians who are members of the College community and alumni.
After their first release on the new label, 'Deo' was met with critical acclaim – as well as winning a BBC Music Magazine Award in 2017 – the College released its second, 'Christmas with St John's,' on 21st October 2016. The disc is an enchanting assembly of traditional classics combined with recent offerings from John Scott, Michael Finnissy and John Rutter.
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From the archives, this webcast of Choral Evensong features the first performance of Dum transisset Sabatum by Composer-in-Residence, Michael Finnissy, which was written in response to John Taverner's setting of the same text; also featured in this webcast.