We were the first Choir of our kind to broadcast weekly webcasts of our services. Find our most recent live recordings here.

Recorded on
20 August 2018
  • Introit: O Sacrum Convivium
  • Byrd: Mass for Five Voices
  • Gradual: Psalm 130 (tone iv)
  • Hymns 378, 306
  • Credo IV
  • Voluntary: Byrd Fantasia in G
Recorded on
12 August 2018
  • Holloway: I will lift up mine eyes
  • Clucas: Responses and Preces
  • Psalm 62 Boyce
  • Purcell in G Minor
  • MacMillan: Domine non secundum peccata nostra
  • Hymn 457(ii)
  • Voluntary: Tomkins A Fancy for two to play
Recorded on
5 September 2018
  • Introit: Stanford A Song of Wisdom
  • Britten: Missa Brevis
  • Gradual: Psalm 29 (Attwood)
  • Hymn 339
  • Credo II
  • Voluntary: J. S. Bach Fugue in E-flat Major (BWV 552)
Recorded on
17 June 2018
  • Schubert: Mass in G
  • Gradual: Psalm 92 vv. 1-8 (tone i)
  • Hymns 372, 333
  • Credo V
  • Voluntary: J. S. Bach Pièce d'Orgue (BWV 572)
Recorded on
9 May 2018
  • Cleobury: Responses and Preces
  • Psalm 46 (tone v)
  • Magnificat: Hassler Quinti Toni
  • Nunc Dimittis: Quinti Toni
  • Byrd: Viri Galilaei
  • Voluntary: Alain Choral Dorien
Recorded on
22 May 2018
  • Ayelward: Responses and Preces
  • Psalms 43 and 44 (Crotch, Robinson)
  • Berkeley Chichester Service
  • Weaver: Thirst
  • Hymn 488
Recorded on
1 July 2018
  • Introit: Keep me as the apple of an eye (Cox)
  • Poulenc: Mass in G
  • Psalm 137 (Lloyd)
  • Hymns: 294, 453                                             Credo: VI
  • Voluntary: José Lidon Organ Sonata de primo tono
Recorded on
24 May 2018
  • VolSmith: Responses and Preces
  • Psalm 119 vv. 1-16 (Attwood)
  • ​Stanford in G
  • David Nunn: Sitivit anima mea
  • Voluntary: J. S. Bach Toccata in F (BWV 540)
  • Hymn 436
Recorded on
29 June 2018
  • Tye: Missa Euge Bone
  • Hymn 172
  • Voluntary: J. S. Bach Prelude in B Minor (BWV 544)
Recorded on
27 June 2017
  • Finzi: God is Gone Up
  • Psalm 139 vv. 1-18; 23-24 (Highmore Skeats)
  • Te Deum : Howells (Collegium Regale)
Recorded on
7 June 2018
  • Responses and Preces: Rose
  • Psalm 150 (Stanford)
  • Howells (Collegium Regale)
  • Elgar: Give unto the Lord
  • Hymn 333
Recorded on
27 May 2018
  • Smith: Responses and Preces
  • Psalms 93 and 150 (J. Robinson and Talbot)
  • Swayne: Magnificat
  • Rachmaninov: Nunc Dimittis
  • Rachmaninov: Hymn of the Cherubim
  • Hymns 343, 130 (i)
  • Rachmaninov (arr. Vierne): Prelude
Recorded on
2 June 2018
  • Introit: Requiem aeternam
  • Psalm 145 (Garrett)
  • Stainer: God so Loved the World 
  • Brahms: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
  • Bach: Receive me, my Redeemer
Recorded on
23 May 2018
  • Rose: Preces and Responses
  • Psalm 113 (tone v)
  • Moore: Second Service 
  • Thurlow: The sleeping lord
Recorded on
13 May 2018
  • Introit: Exaudi Domine
  • Victoria: Missa O Quam Gloriosum
  • Gradual: Psalm 1 (tone i)
  • Hymns: 133, 138
  • Voluntary: J. S. Bach Fugue in G major (Gigue) (BWV 577)
Recorded on
6 May 2018
  • Rose: Preces and Responses
  • Psalm 30 (Turle)
  • Moore: St. John's Service​ 
  • Finnissy: Dum transisset Sabbatum
Recorded on
18 April 2018

This week's webcast comes from the first week of resumed choral services at St. John's. It features Herbert Murrill's canticle settings in E and Patrick Hadley's setting of Song of Solomon 2 vv. 10-13, "My beloved spake and said unto me".

Recorded on
17 April 2018

This week's webcast is sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. The Anthem was composed for St. John's three years ago and received its premiere in May 2015.

Recorded on
10 April 2018

This service of Eucharist takes Palestrina's Missa Aeterna Christi Munera as its setting. It is based on three melodic ideas taken from the tune which gives the Mass its title, the hymn for Matins of Apostles and Evangelists. 

Recorded on
22 March 2018

This week's webcast is the final Evensong of the Lent term. It features Kenneth Leighton's Second Service as its canticles and Christopher Robinson's 'Jesu, grant me this I pray' as its anthem.

Recorded on
23 March 2018

This service comes from last term's half term break and is sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Recorded on
11 March 2018

This first webcast of the Choir's Easter break comes from the Evensong on the last Sunday of the Lent term.

Recorded on
10 March 2018

A Meditation on the Passion of Christ (also known as the Lent Meditation Service) is a service of music and readings reflecting on the Passion of Christ, with music by Bruckner, Byrd, Grier, Lotti, Handel, Weelkes, Stainer and Bach.

Recorded on
6 March 2018

This week's webcast of Choral Evensong is of the Ash Wednesday service

Recorded on
11 February 2018

This week's webcast features Herbert Howells' monumental Gloucester Service, written as his mother lay dying in his home town of Lydney, Gloucestershire, in 1946.


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Pious Anthems & Voluntaries
August 2020

Pious Anthems & Voluntaries features a new nine-part cycle, inspired by the architecture of the College and its Chapel, and composed by Michael Finnissy, St John's Composer in Residence 2016-19.

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Logie Bruce-Lockhart © Anthony Kelly

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Logie Bruce-Lockhart, a former Choral Scholar (1940-46) who later became Headmaster of Gresham’s School (1955-82)

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer