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Please select one of our latest webcasts from the list below. Webcasts are generally released on Tuesdays at noon, and made available for a period of two months. During term time, webcasts tend to be from the previous week and, during the vacation, services from the previous term are chosen to continue the weekly service. Please click here to read more about the webcasting service.

Choral Evensong - 23 January

Available until: 
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:16
Responses and Preces: Ayleward
Psalm 112 (Hopkins)
Pärt Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis secundi toni
Muhly: Dominus Regnavit
Hymn Christ Triumphant

Epiphany Carol Service 2015

Available until: 
Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:03
Processional Hymn: Of the Father's heart begotten
God is with us
The Annunciation
I Wonder as I Wander
As dew in Aprylle
Dormi, Jesu!
Hymn 48 (NEH): Bethlehem, of noblest cities
The Three Kings
Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day
Coventry Carol
Hymn 49 (NEH): Brightest and best of the sons of the morning
The Seven Joys of Mary
Hymn 52 (NEH): O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
Organ voluntary: Dieu parmi nous (La Nativité du Seigneur)

Choral Evensong - 21 November

Available until: 
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 17:09
Responses and Preces: Smith
Psalm ?
Gabriel Jackson (Truro Service)
Gibbons: Great Lords of Lords
Hymn 431

Choral Evensong - 12 October

Available until: 
Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:59
Responses and Preces: Clucas
Psalm 56
Sumsion in G
Parry: I was glad
Hymn 415 (tune 346), 392

Choral Evensong (men's voices) - 3 December

Available until: 
Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:59
Responses and Praces: Tallis
Psalm 18 vv.1-19
Magnificat sexti toni
Nunc Dimittis sexti toni

Advent Carol Service 2014

Available until: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:54
Carol: Adam lay ybounden (Ord)
Processional Hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel! (Veni Emmanuel) (Descant: Hill)
Carol: There is no rose (Maconchy)
Carol: The truth from above (Vaughan Williams arr. Robinson)
Anthem: Vigilate (Long)
Anthem: O thou, the Central orb (Gibbons)
Hymn: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus) (Descant: Robinson)
Carol: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (Arr. Willcocks)
Carol: John the Baptist (Finnissy)
Hymn: On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (Winchester New) (Descant: Robinson)
Motet: Ave Maria (Mendelssohn)
Carol: A Spotless Rose
Magnificat: St John's Service (Tippett)
Carol: Glory to the Christ Child (Bullard)
Hymn: Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Helmsley) (descant: Robinson)
Organ Voluntary: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) (J.S. Bach)

Christmas Compilation 2014

Available until: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:07
The Cherry Tree Carol - Arr. Cleobury
Silent Night - Arr. Ledger
Ding dong! Merrily on high - Arr. Wilberg
Away in a manger - Arr. Willcocks
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - Gardner

Sung Eucharist (boys’ voices) - 1 June

Available until: 
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 10:05
Introit: Parry He delivered the poor
Britten: Missa Brevis
Gradual: Psalm 68 vv. 1–10
Credo: II
Hymns 333, 349
Voluntary: Messiaen Transports de joie (L’Ascension)

Choral Evensong - 22 November

Available until: 
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:14
Responses and Preces: Smith
Psalm 108
Leighton (Second Service)
Ledger: A Spotless Rose

Webcasting at St John’s

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, was the first Choir of its kind to broadcast weekly webcasts of its services. The project went live on Tuesday 14 October 2008 at midday.

This innovative and exciting enterprise not only widens awareness of the Choir’s day-to-day work, enhancing its already high reputation – established through its many fine recordings and broadcasts made during the past sixty years – but also make their performances accessible to people around the world in a way that was unthinkable even a few years ago.

The Dean, the Rev'd Duncan Dormor, said:
“In launching this service, our intention is simple: to provide the very best the Anglican Choral tradition can offer, free at the touch of a button to anyone, anywhere in the world. With these new weekly services we will be able to bring the distinctive sound of the Choir ‘at home’ in its Chapel to new audiences and old friends.”

The weekly webcast is one of a number of initiatives planned by the Director of Music, Andrew Nethsingha:
“We are excited to be the first British choir to webcast services weekly. We hope this will appeal to worshippers and general music lovers alike – both in this country and around the world. George Guest, my predecessor who first established the reputation of the Choir, was a great pioneer and innovator with the Choir; introducing important new repertoire to Britain through services and recordings, creating a new and distinctive choral sound and taking the St John’s Choir to parts of the world which were new to British choirs. These webcasts continue in this innovative spirit.”