Posted on: 31 August 2017

KYRIE Release

We're delighted to announce that our next album, KYRIE, is out now! The fourth disc on our 'St John's Cambridge' label in collaboration with Signum Records​ features the music of Francis Poulenc, Zoltán Kodály and Leoš Janáček.

The recording is available here, and hard copies can also be pre-ordered from Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge.

You can also listen to the disc on Spotify and Apple Music.

A live performance of Janáček’s extraordinary Otčenáš will take place at Evensong (in Chapel at 6:30pm) on Saturday, 7th October. As on the recording, the Choir will be performing the work with tenor soloist Michael Bell (a current member of the choir) and harpist Anne Denholm, the Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales. Copies of the CD will be available afterwards.

Fiona Maddocks of The Observer gave us our first review, commenting that the music was "sung with characteristic “European” ripeness of tone and precision" and that it was "another worthwhile disc from this top collegiate choir."

In the video below our Director of Music Andrew Nethsingha gives an insight into his musical inspiration for the disc, as well as detailing the extraordinary historical context of the works.

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  • Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
  • Psalm 18 vv. 1-6 (tone i)
  • Readings: Ezekiel 36.22-27, Acts 19.1-10
  • Howells (Collegium Regale)
  • Elgar: Give unto the Lord
  • Voluntary: Bach  Prelude in C minor
Nethsingha is his own man and absolutely his own musician, which is why his choir continues to evolve and lead

Andrew Mellor, Gramophone