Webcasts

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

Recorded on
23 January 2016

Bernstein's Chichester Psalms were commissioned in 1965 by the Rev'd Walter Hussey who had previously commissioned works by Britten, Walton and Finzi.

Recorded on
17 January 2016

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

Recorded on
29 November 2015

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.

Recorded on
24 November 2015

Peter Tranchell was a composer and lecturer of Music at the University of Cambridge. He was a Fellow at Gonville and Caius College and directed the Choir as Praecentor of the College.

Recorded on
22 November 2015

For the first webcast of 2016, here is a Sung Eucharist from last term.

Recorded on
15 November 2015

Parry’s six ‘Songs of Farewell’ were written between 1916-18 towards the end of his life. ‘My soul, there is a country’ is the first of the set and one of the most regularly performed. 

Recorded on
8 November 2015

Fauré composed his Requiem between 1887 and 1890 and it is his best known large-scale work.

Recorded on
7 November 2015

John Sheppard was a composer and singer who lived from c.1515-1558. He was appointed 'Informator Choristarum' at Magdalen College, Oxford in 1543 and subsequently became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1552. 

Recorded on
4 November 2015

Orlande de Lassus was one of the most influential composers of the Renaissance. He was born in modern-day Belgium and worked in a variety of different locations across Europe, from Mantua to Munich.

Recorded on
17 October 2015

The St Paul's Service of Howells is an example of an expansive and luscious acoustic being accommodated by a slow rate of harmonic change in the music.

Recorded on
11 October 2015

Lennox Berkeley (1903-89) was an English composer. In 1927, he moved to Paris to continue his musical studies where he was taught by Nadia Boulanger.

Brahms
Recorded on
10 October 2015

Brahms’ ‘Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen’ is taken from his German Requiem – a large-scale seven-movement work. The text of the work is not the usual Catholic Requiem mass but rather various scriptural passages (in German). The text of this particular movement is taken from Psalm 84.

Recorded on
4 October 2015

The Matriculation Service is the first service that the Choir sing together each year.

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29 March 2016 to 8 April 2016

From 29 March to 8 April, the Choir will performing in concerts across the USA. Here is a schedule of the Choir's performances with direct links to ticketing sites:

Tuesday 29 March, 7.30 pm - Concert at Stanford University Memorial Church 

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Hong Kong University have released a short film from the Choir's visit last April. It features footage of the Choir rehearsing and performing Rossini's 'O Salutaris Hostia' and Parry's 'Hear my words, ye people', the latter of which was sung together with the HKU Chamber Singers at the end of the concert.

The Choir would like to thank the HKU Chamber Singers for their wonderful hospitality and singing last year. It was one of many highlights from what was altogether a thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable trip. 

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer