05 November 2017 - Choral Evensong

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Francis Jackson, whose setting of the canticles is heard on this webcast, celebrated his 100th birthday in October 2017. He was appointed organist and director of music at York Minster in 1946 and held these positions until his retirement in 1982, but has continued to sustain his creative output ever since. 

Sing, my soul, His wondrous love is a work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer and author Ned Rorem, described by Time Magazine as "the world's best composer of art songs".

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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.

Latest news

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.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer