'Magnificat' - the new album from The Choir of St John's

Posted on: 20 September 2019

The Choir of St John’s' new album - Magnificat - celebrates their daily tradition of Evensong and is released on 25 October 2019.

The album contains six contrasting settings of the Evening Canticles, repertoire that plays an important role in the Choir’s daily music-making. Each of the settings chosen by Director of Music Andrew Nethsingha has personal significance to his musical life – his time at the Royal College of Music, Truro Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral, and now, St John’s College.

Watch Andrew Nethsingha's interview on Magnificat, in which he introduces the repertoire and discusses the Choir's sound.

"It is music with which we feel a deep emotional connection"

Andrew Nethsingha, Director of Music

This album explores the breadth of imagination with which composers have approached these enduring texts, which have been said or sung at daily acts of Christian worship for over a thousand years. Learn more about the recording by visiting our Releases page.

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