02 May 2017 - Choral Evensong

Recorded on
Wednesday, 6 September 2017

From the archives, this webcast of Choral Evensong features Cyril B. Rootham's Evening Service in E Minor and Neil Cox's setting of Psalm 17:8, 'Keep me as the apple of an eye'. In this service, Psalm 122 vv. 6-7 is sung to a setting by Herbert Howells following the Preces in the place of a more typical chanted Psalm. 

Cyril B. Rootham and Herbert Howells share the distinction of having been Organists at St. John's during the twentieth century, the former from 1901-1938 and the latter from 1941-1945. 

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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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