'Merry Christmas' at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Sunday, 16 December 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
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Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

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The Choir performs an afternoon concert of Christmas favourites at one of the world's finest concert halls. They are accompanied by Herbert Howells Organ Scholar Glen Dempsey and two other Johnian musicians: cellist Laura van der Heijden and baritone Gareth John (also a former choral scholar).

Programme

The Shepherd's Carol Bob Chilcott
Ave Rex, op. 45 William Mathias
The Lamb John Tavener
Fantasia on Christmas Carols Ralph Vaughan Williams
Adam lay ybounden Giles Swayne
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Lane
Organ Solo: Chorale Prelude 'In dulci jubilo', BWV 729 J.S. Bach
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël Francis Poulenc
Silent Night Franz Gruber
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (arr. Mack Wilberg)Traditional
O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. David Willcocks) Traditional

There is no interval at this concert

Location

Het Concertgebouw
Concertgebouwplein 10
Amsterdam
1071 LN
Netherlands

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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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27 February 2019

 

  • Responses and Preces: Rose
  • Psalm 128 (tone ii)
  • Hassler: Magnificat quinti toni
  • Nunc Dimittis quinti toni
  • Poulenc: Seigneur, je vous en prie​

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The President of St John’s College – Dr Frank Salmon, FSA – has written programme notes for the Choir’s new recording, Locus Iste, telling the story of our College Chapel. The recording marks the 150th anniversary of the Chapel’s Consecration.

In the first part of these serialised notes, Dr Salmon explains how our current College Chapel came to be built.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer