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 third Choir disc on the label, KYRIE, was released on 15th September 2017.
On Thursday 26 October, the Choir performed the first commission of the term: 'The Banquet' by undergraduate Joanna Ward. The piece featured men's voices and a double bass, played by Joe Cowie, and it was funded with generous support from Paul & Joanna Lindsell and Jeremy & Jodie Podger.