05 May 2019 - Commemoration of Benefactors

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Sunday, 5 May 2019

Each year a service is held in Easter Term to commemorate the benefactors of St John’s College. 

The Catalogue of Benefactors, which is read out during the service, features some notable figures - St John Fisher, William Gaskell (an 'opium agent'), Thomas Baker (an 'ejected Fellow’), and the College foundress, Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII.

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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 Evensong.

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The Choir's new album, Magnificat, is now available to buy, download and stream. Celebrating the Evening Canticles that play a significant part in the Choir's Evensong services, it is an Editor's Choice Pick from Gramophone magazine.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer