23 May 2019 - Choral Evensong

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Thursday, 23 May 2019

This service includes music by David Bevan (1951-) and Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979). 

Nadia Boulanger was a composer, organist, conductor and hugely influential teacher. Her pupils included Aaron Copland, Quincy Jones, Leonard Bernstein and Lennox Berkeley. She was the first woman to conduct several of the US and European symphony orchestras, including the BBC Symphony, Boston Symphony, Hallé Orchestra and New York Philharmonic.

Nadia ceased composing after the death of her sister Lili in 1918. She wrote to Gabriel Fauré, with whom she had studied composition, telling him, 'If there is one thing of which I am certain, it is that my music is worthless.' 

 

 

 

 

 

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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