This week's webcast of Choral Evensong features a strong link to York, with Edward Bairstow's Lord, thou hast been our refuge, Francis Jackson's Evening Service in G, and Richard Shephard's setting of the Preces and Responses.
This retrospective webcast of Choral Evensong features the opening chorale to Cantata 10, Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, by Johann Sebastian Bach as the anthem, with the Magnificat setting by George Malcolm.
This week's Choral Evensong webcast features Nico Muhly's St. John's Service, commissioned by the Master and Fellows of the College last academical year with generous support from Michael McLaren QC and Caroline McLaren.
This week's webcast is of Choral Eucharist in which we commemorate those who gave their lives in the two World Wars, and all subsequent conflicts. The choir sings the setting of the Requiem (Op. 9) by Maurice Duruflé, and Douglas Guest's For the Fallen.
Kodaly's Missa Brevis was originally composed as an organ mass. He then rearranged the work for organ and mixed choir. The first performance was given in the cloakrooms of the Budapest Opera House during the siege of Budapest from 1944-45.
This service includes the first performance of Nico Muhly's St John's Service, a work commissioned by the Master and Fellows of the College with generous support from Michael McLaren QC and Caroline McLaren.
Dr Christopher Robinson was Director of Music at St John's College, Cambridge from 1991-2003. He was formerly organ scholar at Christ Church, Oxford before becoming Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral and then St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The Introit from this service, Jesu, grant me this, I pray, was composed by former Director of Music, Christopher Robinson. The Choir also performed the work as an introit on Wednesday 27 April as part of Choral Evensong, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
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, Ireland, Lotti, Morales, Robinson and Stainer.
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 Evensong.
Andrew Nethsingha discusses the significance of Tippett's St John's Service, a work which demonstrates a fresh, vivid and original take on the Evening Canticles. Read along whilst listening to Tippett's 'Magnificat' from the Choir's forthcoming album, now available on Spotify.