Cantata Evensong
19 October 2019

Bach Cantata Evensong with the Choir of St John’s College
St John’s Sinfonia
: Andrew Nethsingha​
Leader: Margaret Faultless

Durante Magnificat
JS Bach | Cantata No. 8 - 'Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?'

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The Choir processing in to St John’s College Chapel
25 October 2019

Introit: Franck Panis angelicus
Responses and Preces: Ayleward
Psalm 119 vv. 41–48 (Martin)
Sumsion in A
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Hymn 390 

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The Choir processing in to St John’s College Chapel
2 November 2019

Requiem for All Souls Day 
Fauré: Requiem

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The Choir processing in to St John’s College Chapel
10 November 2019

Sung Eucharist in Commemoration of the Dead of the Two World Wars and all Subsequent Conflicts

Psalm 130 (tone iv)
Duruflé: Requiem
Douglas Guest: For the fallen

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The Choir processing in to St John’s College Chapel
24 November 2019

Sung Eucharist with Strings

Introit: Mozart Ave verum corpus
Mozart: Missa Brevis in F (K192)
Gradual: Psalm 46 (tone v)
Credo: I
Hymns 332 (omit vv. 2, 3), 276(ii)
Voluntary: C P E Bach Allegro di molto (Sonata no. 1)

The Choir processing in to St John’s College Chapel
6 December 2019

Evensong with Saxophone

Responses and Preces: Clucas
Psalm 32 (Rogers)
Wood in E flat (no. 2)
Gabriel Jackson: Vox clara ecce intonat
Hymn 3

Grand Theatre, Aix en Provence
8 December 2019

The Choir returns to the grand setting of Grand Théâtre de Provence, performing a programme of English and French music including Byrd and Poulenc.


20 December 2019

The Choir performs at a Charity Concert promoted by the Rotary Club of ‘s-Gravenhage (The Hague).


21 December 2019

The Choir's second leg of its tour to Netherlands takes place in Breda's Sacramentskerk.


22 December 2019

The Choir's final concert of its tour to the Netherlands takes place at Der Oosterport in Groningen.


23 March 2020 to 4 April 2020

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge will embark on a two-week tour of the United States of America in March and April 2020. 

Directed by Andrew Nethsingha, the Choir will bring its trademark 'St John's Sound' to audiences across the Atlantic, performing in Atlanta, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Seattle and San Francisco. This will be the Choir's first visit to the USA since 2016.

Stay tuned for more information about the tour in the coming months.

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October 2019

In their first ever album dedicated solely to the Evening Canticles (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis), the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge releases Magnificat, a celebration of their daily tradition of Evensong.

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12 July 2019


Introit: Howells A Hymn for St Cecilia
Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
Psalm 139 vv. 1–18, 23–24 (Skeats)
Stanford in C
Tavener: The Lord’s Prayer
Parry: Hear my words, ye people
Hymn 408(i)
Voluntary: Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G

Choral singing comes no better

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