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Next recording; Poulenc, Kodály & Janáček...

The next recording from the Choir will feature two leading 20th century masses by Francis Poulenc and Zoltán Kodály, as well as Otče náš (Our Father) by Leoš Janáček, with Harpist Anne Denholm.

Director of Music Andrew Nethsingha says:

“It has been very enjoyable to record these three C20th European masterpieces.  After our recording of music by Jonathan Harvey and a more traditional Christmas disc, this third disc on our own label gives an opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of our repertoire to the wider music-loving world.  The Choir records the Poulenc Mass for the first time since George Guest’s iconic recording 45 years ago.  Kodály’s Missa Brevis was in the repertoire during the tenure of my three predecessors, but has not been recorded before by St John’s.  The Janáček is a work I have introduced to the Choir.  Here are three twentieth- century European composers with highly distinctive musical languages, yet all three are tonal and highly accessible.
I love this music and I look forward to being able to share my enthusiasm for it widely, thank you for supporting this exciting musical journey.”

Once again, we are offering you the chance to be part of this exciting recording project, forming the fourth disc by the Choir of St John’s College to be released on its imprint with Signum Classics.

You can support one minute of the recording with a gift of £100.  Your name will be featured in the CD booklet* and will receive a complimentary copy of the CD before release, plus an invitation to the launch event.  

Be part of the Choir of St John’s College’s commitment to recording excellence. 

- Send a cheque payable to St John's College Cambridge to: Choir Office, St John's College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP (please mark the envelope 'Kodaly etc. CD sponsorship')

Click here to donate via the College website (enter amount; click drop down box labelled 'Designation'; select 'Other'; Type 'Kodaly etc. CD sponsorship' into resulting box)



* Unless you would prefer to donate anonymously

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