01 March 2017 - Choral Evensong for Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

This week's webcast of Choral Evensong is of the Ash Wednesday service, which was sung live on BBC Radio 3 under the direction of John Challenger. The service features Tomkins' settings of both the evening canticles and responses, Byrd's Tribulationes Civitatum, and Allegri's setting of Psalm 51, Miserere mei, Deus.

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October 2019

In their first ever album dedicated solely to the Evening Canticles (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis), the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge releases Magnificat, a celebration of their daily tradition of choral Evensong.

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It is with sadness that we announce that the Master of St John's College, Professor Sir Christopher Dobson, died on Sunday 8 September.

He is survived by his wife, Dr Mary Dobson, their sons, Richard and William, and his beloved dog, Jimbo. He was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and died at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey. A full tribute to Sir Christopher can be viewed on the College website.

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Fiona Maddocks, The Observer