We were the first Choir of our kind to broadcast weekly webcasts of our services. Find our most recent live recordings here.

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11 March 2018

This first webcast of the Choir's Easter break comes from the Evensong on the last Sunday of the Lent term.

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10 March 2018

A Meditation on the Passion of Christ (also known as the Lent Meditation Service) is a service of music and readings reflecting on the Passion of Christ, with music by Bruckner, Byrd, Grier, Lotti, Handel, Weelkes, Stainer and Bach.

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6 March 2018

This week's webcast of Choral Evensong is of the Ash Wednesday service

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18 February 2018

This service of Eucharist was sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir while the choristers were on their half term break. It takes as its setting William Byrd's Three-Part Mass, with Duruflé's setting of the ancient antiphon Ubi caritas et amor serving as the Introit. 

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11 February 2018

This week's webcast features Herbert Howells' monumental Gloucester Service, written as his mother lay dying in his home town of Lydney, Gloucestershire, in 1946.

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9 February 2018

The anthem for this week's webcast is Francis Poulenc's setting of the well-known Marian antiphon Salve Regina, written in 1941.

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4 February 2018

For this week's webcast of Sung Eucharist, the college chapel welcomed the Choir of Gonville & Caius College and their director Dr.

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27 January 2018

​This week's webcast features Daniel Purcell's setting of the Evening Service in E minor. He was the younger brother or cousin of Henry Purcell and lived between circa 1664 and 1717. 

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21 January 2018

This Candlelit Service of readings and music celebrates the season of Epiphany.

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26 November 2017

Each year, the Advent Carol Service is broadcast live on BBC Radio  3 from St John's. This webcast is our own recording of the same service. 

The service includes a selection of readings, prayers and music for the season of Advent.

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17 November 2017

​This week's webcast features Pelham Humfrey's Evening Service in E Minor. Humfrey died at the age of 27, but exerted a strong influence on his peers even at his young age.

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12 November 2017

On Sunday the Choir performed Gabriel Fauré​'s celebrated Requiem Op. 48 at the Eucharist held to the memory of the fallen of both World Wars and all subsequent conflicts.

Recorded on
5 November 2017

Francis Jackson, whose setting of the canticles is heard on this webcast, celebrated his 100th birthday in October 2017.

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2 November 2017

This week's webcast is of the Eucharist held on All Souls' Day, which commemorates All Souls, the Holy Souls, or the Faithful Departed; that is, the souls of Christians who have died. The setting of the Requiem Mass is Maurice Duruflé's monumental Op. 9, published in 1948.

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14 October 2017

​Purcell wrote several anthems at different times for John Gostling's extraordinary basso profondo voice, which is known to have had a range of at least two full octaves, from D below the bass staff to the D above it.

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7 September 2017

​This service of Choral Evensong was sung last term on the second Sunday after Easter. It features the second movement from J. S. Bach's Cantata BWV 12, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, which he composed in Weimar for Jubilate, the third Sunday after Easter.

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6 September 2017

From the archives, this webcast of Choral Evensong features Cyril B. Rootham's Evening Service in E Minor and Neil Cox's setting of Psalm 17:8, 'Keep me as the apple of an eye'. In this service, Psalm 122 vv.

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5 September 2017

From the archives, this webcast of Choral Evensong features Adrian Batten's Fourth Service and an eight-part setting of Ave Maria by Alonso Lobo.

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29 August 2017

Sumsion's Evening Service in A and Julian Anderson's My beloved spake feature in this webcast of Choral Evensong.

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22 August 2017

On the Feast of Port Latin, the choir gives a full performance of Vaughan-Williams' Five Mystical Songs, which sets text by poet George Herbert, as the anthem for this webcast of Choral Evensong.

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15 August 2017

This webcast of Sung Eucharist features Kodály's Missa Brevis which can also be heard on KYRIE, the choir's fourth CD with Signum Records under the St John's College imprint.

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8 August 2017

This retrospective webcast of Choral Evensong features Mendelssohn's Ave Maria and Philip Moore's John Scott Service.

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1 August 2017

This webcast of Choral Evensong is the final men's voices service of the academic year, with music by Hassler and Cornyshe.

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25 July 2017

This webcast of Sung Eucharist features Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, and Messiaen's O sacrum convivium.

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24 July 2017

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.


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Hong Kong and Singapore

The Choir travels to the Far East for two concerts in Hong Kong and Singapore, with a programme entitled 'Faire is the Heaven'. There will be a pre-tour performance in the College Chapel

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer