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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14 August 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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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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13 June 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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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.

Recorded on
30 April 2017

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

Recorded on
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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4 February 2017

This week's Choral Evensong features the music of Giles Swayne, Gustav Holst, and Henry Balfour Gardiner.

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3 February 2017

Byrd's Fauxbourdons and Sheppard's The Lord's Prayer feature in this week's webcast of Choral Evensong.

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31 January 2017

For this week's webcast of Choral Evensong, the college chapel welcomed the Choir of Gonville & Caius College and their director Dr. Geoffrey Webber to join the Choir of St.

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29 January 2017

This week's webcast of Choral Evensong features a strong link to York, with Edward Bairstow's Lord, thou hast been our refuge, Francis Jackson's Evening Service in G, and Richard Shephard's setting of the Preces and Responses.

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22 January 2017

The Epiphany Carol Service is the first webcast of Lent term, with the choir resuming its residence under the leadership of Acting Director of Music, John Challenger.

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10 January 2017

This retrospective webcast of Choral Evensong features the opening chorale to Cantata 10, Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, by Johann Sebastian Bach as the anthem, with the Magnificat setting by George Malcolm.

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13 December 2016

With the College Choir on its Christmas holiday, the first retrospective webcast is the evensong of November 8th, with music by Guerrero and Gabriel Jackson.

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2 December 2016

The final evensong of the Michaelmas term features as this week's Webcast, with music by Giles Swayne and Benjamin Britten.

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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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13 November 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.

Recorded on
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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