25 May 2019 - Choral Evensong

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Saturday, 25 May 2019

This service includes two works by English composer Julian Anderson.

‘St John’s Service’, a setting of the Evening Canticles, was commissioned by the Master and Fellows in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Consecration of the College Chapel. Here it receives its first performance. 

The anthem, ‘My beloved spake’, is a setting of words taken from the Song of Solomon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Andrew Nethsingha discusses the significance of Tippett's St John's Service, a work which demonstrates a fresh, vivid and original take on the Evening Canticles. Read along whilst listening to Tippett's 'Magnificat' from the Choir's forthcoming album, now available on Spotify.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer