Choral Evensong - 8 November 2016

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

With the College Choir on its Christmas holiday, the first retrospective webcast is the evensong of November 8th, with music by Guerrero and Gabriel Jackson.

Francisco Guerrero (1528 - 1599) was a Spanish composer and singer of both sacred and secular choral music. He showed strong musical prowess from an early age; by the age of seventeen he had already been appointed as the maestro de capilla at Jaén Cathedral. Unlike other Spanish composers of his time such as Morales and Victoria, Guerrero spent much of his musical career in Spain having been appointed as Director of Music in Seville Cathedral.

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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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