Webcasts

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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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.

Recorded on
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.

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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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17 July 2017

This archival webcast of men's voices Choral Evensong features the premiere of Ben Parry's God in Triumph which sets a paraphrase of Psalm 147, written by Garth Bardsley, for ATB and Organ.

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6 July 2017

This week's webcast is taken from the choir's annual Joint Evensong with the Choir of King's College, performed this year in King's College Chapel. Music by Howells and Parry.

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28 June 2017

This week's webcast is of this year's Graduation Day service; music includes Finzi's God is gone up and the Te Deum from Howells' Collegium Regale Morning Canticles.

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28 May 2017

This week's webcast features Michael Tippett's striking Evening Canticles, commissioned by St John's College in 1962 for its 450th anniversary celebrations.

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13 May 2017

The service featured in this week's webcast is in memorial of Robert Aubrey Hinde CBE FRS FBA (1923 - 2016) - a former Fellow and Master of St John's College, Cambridge, and Emeritus Royal Society Research Professor of Zoology at the University of Cambridge.

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7 May 2017

This week's webcast of Choral Evensong features Herbert Howells' iconic Collegium Regale setting of the evening canticles, and John Taverner's Dum transisset Sabbatum.

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30 April 2017

Each year a service is held in Easter Term to commemorate the benefactors of the College.

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5 April 2017
With the Choir currently on tour in Denmark, this week's retrospective webcast is of the final service of the academic term.
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29 March 2017

This week's webcast of Choral Evensong is of the Ash Wednesday service, which was sung live on BBC Radio 3 under the direction of John Challenger.

Recorded on
5 March 2017

This week's webcast of Choral Evensong features Leighton's extraordinary The Second Service and Poulenc's beautiful setting of Vinea mea electa.

Recorded on
17 February 2017

This week's webcast features the music of Daniel Purcell and William Byrd.

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