28 May 2017 - Choral Evensong

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

This week's webcast features Michael Tippett's striking Evening Canticles, commissioned by St John's College in 1962 for its 450th anniversary celebrations.

Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998) rose to prominence around the time of the Second World War, in which he wrote one of his best-known works, A Child of our Time.  Tippett was particularly interested in the Trompetta Real stop which had recently been added to the St John’s organ, with its trumpets protruding at a 45-degree angle from the casework.

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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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Fiona Maddocks, The Observer