Nurturing musical talent

Playing The Organ

We aim to reach our target of £1 million in order to increase our resources and the opportunities to provide an outstanding musical education for our choristers, choral students and organ students.

Sample projects

Lessons in improvisation

Many of the country’s leading organists received their formative training at St John’s. A gift of £800 would provide lessons in improvisation for both our organ students for one year.

Graduate choral scholarships

In providing an excellent musical education, the Choir has proved particularly successful as a vehicle for developing vocal talent for the world of opera and oratorio. St John’s is keen to build on this success by offering opportunities to promising young singers who would benefit from a year singing in the Choir after graduation to develop their vocal technique. A gift of £15,000 would provide complete support for a graduate choral scholarship for one year. Such a scholarship could be endowed in perpetuity for £415,000.

Singing lessons

Both the Choral Scholars and the Choristers of the Choir are fortunate enough to benefit from singing lessons from internationally renowned singing teacher David Lowe. A gift of £10,000 would fund the Choral Scholars’ singing lessons for one year.

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Recorded on
19 May 2019

 

  • Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
  • Psalm 99 (Whitlock)
  • Berkeley (Chichester Service)
  • Finnissy: Dum transisset Sabbatum
  • Hymns 394, 117
  • Preacher: The Dean
  • Voluntary: J. S. Bach  Fugue in E minor (BWV 548ii)

Latest news

The Choir's new album - Locus Iste - reached Number 6 in the Official Specialist Classical Chart Top 30. 

The album - celebrating the 150th anniversary of St John's College Chapel - was the chart's highest new entry, sharing the Top 10 list with artists such as Einaudi and Lang Lang. 

We would like to thank all of you who have bought, downloaded or streamed Locus Iste so far and for supporting the Choir's valuable work.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer