Music by Benjamin Britten

Music by Benjamin Britten
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Brian Runnett
Release date: 
February 1964
Featuring: 
  • Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Forbes Robinson (Bass)
  • Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • Michael Pearce (Alto)
  • Roger Parker (Treble)
  • Benjamin Odom (Treble)
  • Peter Ball (Treble)
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
RG 440-ZRG 5440

"This is one of the finest records of Christmas music in the Catalogue." Penguin Stereo Record Guide 1978

This disc is available as part of the Decca Classics Box Set of George Guest's recordings with St John's. More information on the set is available here.

Track list
  1. A Ceremony of Carols
  2. Rejoice in the Lamb
  3. Missa Brevis

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6 March 2019

This service was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 6th March 2019. Music includes Gregorio Allegri's Miserere Mei, Deus, and William Byrd's Ne Irascaris, Domine

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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