The Choir Association

Choir Association Garden Party 2017

The Choir Association of St John’s College exists to bring together people who share an interest in the Choir and its activities, whether they be past members or Friends keen to be involved with, and actively support the Choir and its activities.​

Join the Choir Association

Sharing in the experience of singing at St John's has led quite naturally to former members of the Choir wishing to maintain their friendships. The first formal associations were the Old Choristers’ Association and the Choral Students Association, founded in the 1950s. These were succeeded in 1995 with the formation of the St John’s College Choir Association. In 2008 the constitution was updated committing the College to providing a greater level of support for the activities of the Choir Association.

  • To ensure the long term sustainability of the Choir and its musical heritage by assisting with fundraising and other promotional activities
  • To support and encourage the musical education and activities of current and former members of the Choir
  • To promote friendly association between former Organ and Choral Students, Lay Clerks, Volunteers and Choristers
  • To provide a forum whereby individuals, who were not members of the Choir but have a keen interest in it, may forge closer links
  • To foster and maintain links between the Membership, the College and the College School through events in the College and other activities
  • To disseminate information to the Membership via an annual Magazine, Newsletters, Website and other appropriate media

The Choir Association Newsletter

View the 2018-19 Choir Association Newsletter >

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Latest webcast

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10 November 2019

This week's webcast is the Eucharist held in memory of the fallen of both World Wars and all subsequent conflicts. The Choir sings Duruflé's masterful and moving setting of the Requiem featuring the treatment and weaving-in of traditional plainsong themes amongst his characteristic harmony.

Latest news

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The Choir's new album, Magnificat, is now available to buy, download and stream. Celebrating the Evening Canticles that play a significant part in the Choir's Evensong services, it is an Editor's Choice Pick from Gramophone magazine.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer