Webcasts

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 (Men's Voices) - 6 March

Available until: 
1 month 3 weeks from now
Responses and Preces: Tallis
Psalm 32
Moore (Second Service)
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah (part one)
Hymn 76 (omit v.3)

A Meditation on the Passion of Christ 2014

Available until: 
1 month 2 weeks from now
Antiphon for Psalm Sunday
Processional Hymn: All glory, laud and honour (NEH 509)
Anthem: Hear my Prayer, O Lord – Henry Purcell
Motet: Tristis est anima mea – Francis Poulenc
Motet: Salvator mundi – Thomas Tallis
Motet: Timor et Tremor – Francis Poulenc
Hymn 86 (NEH): My song is love unknown
Anthem: Give ear, O Lord – Thomas Weelkes
Motet: O salutaris hostia – Gioachino Rossini
Motet: Vinea mea electa – Francis Poulenc
Hymn 95 (NEH): When I survey the wondrous Cross
Motet: Tenebrae factae sunt – Francis Poulenc
Motet: Crucifixus – Antonio Lotti
Organ Voluntary: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde Gross (BWV 622) J.S. Bach

Choral Evensong (Men's Voices)

Available until: 
1 month 1 week from now
Responses and Preces: Shaw
Psalm 104 vv. 24–35
Moore in A
Tallis: If ye love me
Hymn 407

Evensong with Instrumentalists

Available until: 
3 weeks 6 days from now
Responses and Preces: Smith
Psalm 39
Murrill in E
J.S. Bach: Cantata no. 56 'Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen'
Hymn 440 (NEH) omit vv. 4, 5

The Gentlemen of St John's: Concert Highlights

Available until: 
3 weeks 6 days from now
Jubilate Deo – Orlando de Lassus
Sicut cervus – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Look down, O Lord – Jonathan Seers
Circumdederunt Me – Matthew Martin
Ave Maria – Franz Biebl
Deep River – Traditional arr. Richard Wilberforce
Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller arr. Tim Symons
Embraceable You – George Gershwin arr. John Clapham
Every Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter arr. Jonathan Seers

Joint Evensong with Clare Choir

Available until: 
3 weeks 3 days from now
Responses and Preces: Ayleward
Psalm 59
Rubbra in A flat
Bruckner: Christus factus est
Hymn 94

Ash Wednesday 2014

Available until: 
2 weeks 3 days from now
Responses and Preces: Tallis
Psalm 51: Allegri Miserere mei, Deus
Antiphon: Non in solo pane
Tallis (Short Service)
Tomkins: Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom
Hymn 67

Choral Evensong – 26 February (Men's Voices)

Available until: 
1 week 3 days from now
Responses and Preces: Shaw
Psalm 119 vv.145–160
Stratford: Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis Tertii Toni
Byrd: Gloria tibi Domine

Choral Evensong – 23 February

Available until: 
4 days 21 hours from now
Responses and Preces: Shephard
Psalms 110, 111, 112
Antiphon: In omnem terram
Sumsion in G
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Hymns 466, 383
Preacher: The Rev'd Monsignor Mark Langham Chaplain, Fisher House, Cambridge
Voluntary: Walton (arr. McKie) Orb and Sceptre

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.”