Evensong with electronics

Sunday, 14 October 2018 - 6:30pm
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St John's College Chapel

Evensong features the 'Sitivit anima mea' by David Nunn, Composer and organ voluntary 'Encounters' by Michael Bonaventure, both of which include electronics.

David Nunn was commissioned by the Choir to compose his piece, which was premiered last term. David graduated from Cambridge this year and has begun studying an MMus in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. He says of the work: "My aim with this piece was to create an immersive environment. The electronics are entirely composed of water samples and pure sine waves, which are combined with freely-chanted text. My hope is that the resultant texture alludes to a God who is at once transcendent and immanent."

There will also be an organ recital with electronics at 6PM, featuring Huw Morgan, lauren Redhead, Michael Bonaventure and Alistair Zaldua.

Responses and Preces: Ayleward
Psalm 71 vv. 1–12 (Parratt)
Sumsion in G
Nunn: Sitivit anima mea
Hymns 391, 427
Preacher: Guy Stagg (Author) 'Wellbeing'
Voluntary: Bonaventure 'Encounters'


St John's College Chapel
St John's Street
United Kingdom

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April 2019

Locus Iste is the 100th recording by the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge and marks the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St John's College Chapel.

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  • 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)

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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.

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