16 June 2019 - Choral Evensong

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Sunday, 16 June 2019

This service was the last of the academic term and includes music by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943).

Stanford’s Evening Service in G was composed in 1902 and dedicated to Sir George C Martin, organist of St Paul’s Cathedral. 

Hymn of the Cherubim is one of twenty movements from Rachmaninoff’s Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.

Translation:

Let us represent the cherubim in mystic harmony, 
praise the Father, Son and Spirit,
raise our three-fold song, praise the Trinity,
Let us now cast aside all this earthly life.
Amen.

King of all, we may receive God the King, we may receive Him!
He who in glory enters in with mighty hosts of angels. Alleluia!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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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