Choir releases 'Locus Iste', its 100th album

Posted on: 26 April 2019

The Choir has released its new album, Locus Iste. It is their 100th recording and marks the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St John's College Chapel.

The fifteen tracks reflect the past 150 years of choral music, carefully selected by Director of Music Andrew Nethsingha to mark each of the ten-year periods since the Chapel's Consecration in 1869.

Favourites of the Anglican choral tradition such as Finzi's 'God is Gone Up' and Parry's 'Blest pair of sirens' are joined by commissioned works by Giles Swayne and Alex Woolf, a former Music student at St John's. The Choir is also joined by cellist and current St John's College student Laura Van Der Heijden, who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 2012.

Andrew Nethsingha, Director of Music, says: "We are excited to be releasing the Choir’s 100th album, 60 years after the Choir’s first LP for the Argo label. This new recording celebrates 150 years since the consecration of the College Chapel and contains 15 contrasting pieces across that 150 year period.”

The album is available as a CD or download, and is also available on streaming services Spotify and Apple Music. 

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"We are excited to be releasing the Choir’s 100th album... this new recording celebrates 150 years since the consecration of the College Chapel and contains 15 contrasting pieces across that 150 year period.”

Andrew Nethsingha - Director of Music

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  • Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
  • Psalm 99 (Whitlock)
  • Berkeley (Chichester Service)
  • Finnissy: Dum transisset Sabbatum
  • Hymns 394, 117
  • Preacher: The Dean
  • Voluntary: J. S. Bach  Fugue in E minor (BWV 548ii)
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