Webcasts

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

Recorded on
7 November 2015

John Sheppard was a composer and singer who lived from c.1515-1558. He was appointed 'Informator Choristarum' at Magdalen College, Oxford in 1543 and subsequently became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1552. 

Recorded on
4 November 2015

Orlande de Lassus was one of the most influential composers of the Renaissance. He was born in modern-day Belgium and worked in a variety of different locations across Europe, from Mantua to Munich.

Recorded on
29 November 2015

Each year, the Advent Carol Service is broadcast live on BBC Radio  3 from St John's. This webcast is our own recording of the same service. 

The service includes a selection of readings, prayers and music for the season of Advent.

Recorded on
11 October 2015

Lennox Berkeley (1903-89) was an English composer. In 1927, he moved to Paris to continue his musical studies where he was taught by Nadia Boulanger.

Recorded on
8 November 2015

Fauré composed his Requiem between 1887 and 1890 and it is his best known large-scale work.

Recorded on
24 November 2015

Peter Tranchell was a composer and lecturer of Music at the University of Cambridge. He was a Fellow at Gonville and Caius College and directed the Choir as Praecentor of the College.

Recorded on
17 October 2015

The St Paul's Service of Howells is an example of an expansive and luscious acoustic being accommodated by a slow rate of harmonic change in the music.

Recorded on
4 October 2015

The Matriculation Service is the first service that the Choir sing together each year.

Brahms
Recorded on
10 October 2015

Brahms’ ‘Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen’ is taken from his German Requiem – a large-scale seven-movement work. The text of the work is not the usual Catholic Requiem mass but rather various scriptural passages (in German). The text of this particular movement is taken from Psalm 84.

Pages

Share this

Latest news

The Choir processing in to St John’s College Chapel

The Choir’s Advent Carol Service – as well as the Choir’s latest release, Advent Live – featured on BBC Radio 3 this weekend

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer