27 May 2018 - Choral Evensong

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Giles Swayne has sustained a long-term interest in the music of Africa, first making a study trip there as a student in the early 1980's. His setting of the text of the Magnificat, sung in this service, pays clear debt to this fruitful interaction.

Sergei Rachmaninoff held a deep, personal religious faith. He expressed this faith most notably with two great liturgical settings in the 1910's: The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (1910) and the All-Night Vigil (1915), both of which are represented in this service by the Nunc Dimittis and the Anthem.

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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.

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