The Choir is known to millions of listeners across the globe through its impressive catalogue of recordings. Since its first release in 1958, the Choir's output has spanned centuries of musical composition and received critical acclaim under successive Directors of Music. (* This number does not include re-releases).
The College launched its very own record label - 'St John’s, Cambridge' - in 2016, in partnership with Signum Records. The label releases brand new recordings by the Choir of St John's and students and alumni of the College.
The label has received critical acclaim, receiving a BBC Music Magazine Award in 2017 for its debut release, DEO. The Choir's latest recording - Pious Anthems & Voluntaries - features a new nine-part cycle inspired by the architecture of the College Chapel, and composed by Michael Finnissy, St John's Composer in Residence 2016-19.
Listen to extracts from each of our 'St John's, Cambridge' recordings by visiting each album page below.
This webcast is the first service of the 2020/21 academic year, and the first Choral Evensong to be sung since 13th March. It therefore marks the end of an extraordinary period of silence in the Chapel's history, and the start of a very exciting, if challenging, new term.