06 May 2018 - Choral Evensong

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

The canticle settings, anthem and voluntary from this service are all recent commissions made by St. John's.

Phillip Moore's St. John's Service was first performed by the Choir under Dr. David Hill in 2006. It makes striking use of chamber organ accompaniment, normally only heard in much earlier music. 

Michael Finnissy's Dum transisset Sabbatum and Dum transisset Sabbatum (double) were commissioned by the Master and Fellows in 2017. They are a compositional response to John Taverner's sixteenth century setting of the same text, which was sung by the Choir live on BBC Radio 3 last week on Wednesday 2nd May.

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April 2019

Locus Iste is the 100th recording by the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge and marks the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St John's College Chapel.

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The President of St John’s College – Dr Frank Salmon, FSA – has written programme notes for the Choir’s new recording, Locus Iste, telling the story of our College Chapel. The recording marks the 150th anniversary of the Chapel’s Consecration.

In the first part of these serialised notes, Dr Salmon explains how our current College Chapel came to be built.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer