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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2 December 2016

This week's Choral Evensong webcast features Nico Muhly's St. John's Service, commissioned by the Master and Fellows of the College last academical year with generous support from Michael McLaren QC and Caroline McLaren.

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16 November 2016

This week's webcast is of men's voices Choral Evensong, with music by Herbert Sumsion and Alex Woolf.

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13 November 2016

This week's webcast is of Choral Eucharist in which we commemorate those who gave their lives in the two World Wars, and all subsequent conflicts. The choir sings the setting of the Requiem (Op. 9) by Maurice Duruflé, and Douglas Guest's For the Fallen.

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4 November 2016

Jonathan Harvey's Remember, O Lord features as the anthem of this week's Choral Evensong webcast.

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30 October 2016

This week's webcast of Choral Evensong features the Evening Service in E by Sydney Watson and 'Awake the harp' from Joseph Haydn's Creation.

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23 October 2016

Sir Lennox Berkeley's Missa Brevis, written in 1960, features as the Mass setting for this week's webcast of Sung Eucharist.

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9 October 2016

Hear the first Sunday Evensong of the year, which included the premiere of Philip Moore's 'The John Scott Service' in memory of the late choirmaster and organist.

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9 October 2016

This Eucharist service features the 'Little Organ Mass' by Joseph Haydn, written for the Barmherzige Brüder (Brothers Hospitallers) circa 1775.

Recorded on
2 October 2016

The Matriculation Service is the first service that the Choir sing together each year. At the service, all of the new members of College are welcomed before moving to Hall for Matriculation Dinner.

Recorded on
3 July 2016

This service was the final service of the academic year 2015-16. The Choir now have a week off before returning to chapel for a week of recording.

Rachmaninoff
Recorded on
26 June 2016

Kenneth Leighton's Second Service was commissioned by the Cathedral Organists' Association and bears the dedication 'In memoriam Brian Runnett'.

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5 June 2016

Kodaly's Missa Brevis was originally composed as an organ mass. He then rearranged the work for organ and mixed choir. The first performance was given in the cloakrooms of the Budapest Opera House during the siege of Budapest from 1944-45. 

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29 May 2016

This service includes the first performance of Nico Muhly's St John's Service, a work commissioned by the Master and Fellows of the College with generous support from Michael McLaren QC and Caroline McLaren.

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22 May 2016

Poulenc finished his Messe en sol majeur in 1937 and dedicated the work to the memory of his father.

Recorded on
15 May 2016

Sir Michael Tippett was an English composer who lived from 1905 to 1998. 

Recorded on
7 May 2016

Dr Christopher Robinson was Director of Music at St John's College, Cambridge from 1991-2003. He was formerly organ scholar at Christ Church, Oxford before becoming Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral and then St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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1 May 2016

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

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27 April 2016

This service was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on the Choral Evensong programme. It includes an introit, Jesu, grant me this I pray, composed by former Director of Music Dr Christopher Robinson.

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24 April 2016

The Introit from this service, Jesu, grant me this, I pray, was composed by former Director of Music, Christopher Robinson. The Choir also performed the work as an introit on Wednesday 27 April as part of Choral Evensong, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

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5 March 2016

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, Ireland, Lotti, Morales, Robinson and Stainer.

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2 March 2016

The anthem from this service, O vos omnes, was composed for the choir by Alex Woolf, an undergraduate music student at St John's. The work received its first performance in this service.

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27 February 2016

Thomas Weelkes lived from 1576 to 1623 and was an organist as well as a composer. He became organist of Winchester college in 1598 before moving to Chichester Cathedral.

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23 February 2016

The Choir of Gonville and Caius College was founded at the end of the nineteenth century by the celebrated composer of Anglican church music, Charles Wood. The choir became an exclusively undergraduate male choir under its next director of music, Patrick Hadley.

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6 February 2016

John Scott (Organ Student 1974-78) died on 12 August 2015.

Recorded on
5 February 2016

Ich harre des Herrn is the third movement from Bach's Cantata BWV 131.

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9 December 2016

The Choir will perform a Christmas Concert at the College Chapel, featuring a miscellany of festive favourites as well as selections from our latest Christmas recording.

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Dom St Blasien

This festive season, the Choir is setting out on a tour of many fantastic venues across Germany and France, where we'll sing repertoire including many of the tracks featured on our latest CD, 'Christmas with St John's.'

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer