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The Tree

The Choir is known to millions of listeners across the globe through its impressive catalogue of over 100 recordings. Since its first release in 1959, the Choir's output has spanned centuries of musical composition and received critical acclaim under successive Directors of Music.

In 2016, the College launched its very own 'St John's Cambridge' label in partnership with Signum Records. The label releases brand new recordings by the Choir of St John's as well as 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 - The Tree - features a selection of live recordings that play with the idea of growth, starting with the single treble line of Hildegard of Bingen’s O pastor animarum before gradually adding organ, lower voices, a second choir, 150 additional singers, and finally combining nearly 500 voices together.

See more on each of our recordings – including album booklets, reviews, awards, features, excerpts and more – by visiting the album pages below.

The Tree
November 2021
Magnificat 2
April 2021
Ash Wednesday
February 2020
October 2019
Locus_Iste_Choir_of_St_John's_College_Cambridge
April 2019
KYRIE
September 2017
DEO
May 2016
The Call: More Choral Classics from St John's
August 2015
French sacred choral works
January 2015
When David Heard
September 2014
Ascrbe unto the Lord
February 2013
My Beloved Spake
October 2012
On Christmas Night
September 2011
Voices from Heaven
January 2009
Meditation
July 2004
Ave Verum Corpus
January 1997
Set me as a seal
January 1995
Welsh Music
February 1988
Requiem (Mozart)
January 1987
Music by Allegri
January 1982
Music by Pergolesi
February 1980
Music by Haydn
February 1978
Music by Palestrina I
February 1968
Heiligmesse (Haydn)
January 1967
Music by Monteverdi
February 1965
Hymns for all seasons
February 1963
Stainer Crucifixion
January 1961
Hear my prayer
January 1959

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20 November 2021
  • Responses and Preces: Rose
  • Psalm 104 vv.1-10 (tone iii)
  • Readings: Genesis 45.1-15, John 20.19-23
  • Kennedy (Worcester Service)
  • Biebl: Ave Maria
  • Voluntary: Franck Choral no.1 in E major

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