02 March 2022 Evensong for Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday, 2 March 2022

For the service of Ash Wednesday, the choir sing music from Byrd, Allegri and Tallis. In 2021, the choir were not able to assemble for the service of Ash Wednesday due to the pandemic, but this year the choir were together and able to sing to a congregation. The Italian composer, Allegri, sets the text of psalm 51, featuring two choirs; the full choir and the semi-chorus, with plainsong between each verse.  




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Continuing their Magnificat series, and the last album of Andrew Nethsingha’s tenure as director, The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge present Magnificat 4 with works from composers including Judith Weir, Jonathan Dove, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange and Charles Villiers Stanford.

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Magnificat 4 includes two commissions written specially for the Choir of St John's College; Jonathan Dove's 2022 canticle setting St John's Service, and Judith Weir's 2011 service of the same name.

Winner of the 2008 Ivor Novello Award for classical music, Jonathan Dove CBE has composed a broad range of works and is one of the most successful British composers today. 

Jonathan was kind enough to share insights into his St John's Service, the compositional process, and what we can look forward to in the future.

The commitment, projection and natural energy of this choir have never failed to inspire me

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