28 June 2018 - Choral Evensong

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Sunday, 12 August 2018

This Evensong has as its Introit and Anthem two pieces written for the Choir in the last decade. Robin Holloway wrote his setting of Psalm 121 for Andrew Nethsingha, our Director of Music, when he took up his post at St. John's. Similarly, the MacMillan Anthem in this service was commissioned by the Master and Fellows for the College's Quincentenary in 2011.

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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.

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Fiona Maddocks, The Observer