Securing the future

SJC Choir

We aim to reach our target of £2.5 million in order to support the day-to-day running of the Choir.

Sample projects

Choristerships

The College seeks to make choristerships available to all regardless of their economic circumstances. A gift of £12,800 would fund one choristership for one year, and a named choristership could be endowed in perpetuity by a donation of £320,000. The Choir’s flexibility and ability to develop its distinctive sound would be enhanced by the addition of 4 new places for choristers to the 20 already available.

Choral and Organ Scholarships

A gift of £4,500 would cover all costs associated with holding a choral scholarship for one year. A donation of £110,000 would endow a named scholarship in perpetuity. A gift of £6,000 would cover all costs associated with holding an organ scholarship for one year. A donation of £150,000 would endow such a scholarship in perpetuity.

My time in the Choir has been the greatest influence on my life: the quest for excellence, precision and discipline. Cambridge Colleges should guard this very special tradition.

Francis Burrows, former Chorister (1941-46)

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The Choir processing in to St John’s College Chapel

The Ash Wednesday service in the Chapel of St John's was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on 6 March 2019.

The service marks the start of Lent, and featured Byrd's 'Ne irascaris, Domine' as the anthem, with Weelke's Short Service. The Choir also performed Allegri's 'Miserere', without which no service on Ash Wednesday could be complete.

The broadcast is available to listen to online until early April.

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