Thousands watch Facebook Live Evensong with Classic FM

Posted on: 24 May 2018

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Evensong with music by Vaughan Williams

We were live with Classic FM from St John's College Chapel for Evensong with music by Vaughan Williams, on the day we launched our latest CD, 'Mass in G minor'. It was fantastic to have trumpeter Matilda Lloyd join us for the anthem 'Lord, thou hast been our refuge'

Posted by The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge on Friday, 18 May 2018

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On the day we launched our latest album Mass in G minor, our service of Choral Evensong was video broadcast live by Classic FM on Facebook. This was a first for both the Choir and Classic FM, and we believe that it is the first time that any collegiate or cathedral choir has live-streamed Evensong on social media.

The service featured the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as works by Herbert Howells, Philip Radcliffe, and Charles Villiers Stanford. We were delighted to be joined once again by trumpeter Matilda Lloyd, who performed during the anthem Lord, thou hast been our refuge.

The service received 32,000 views whilst live, and many more have since watch the broadcast. We are tremendously grateful to Classic FM and the production team for making this possible.

Watch the service again here, and follow along with the Order of Service below.

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  • Responses: Tomkins (Peterhouse)
  • Psalm 109 (omit vv. 5-19) (Barnby, Hylton Stewart)
  • Stanford in B flat
  • MacMillan: O give thanks unto the Lord
  • Hymns 341, 461 (tune: Corvedale)
  • Preacher: Professor Deborah Howard - Professors Professing: The Human search for God - Architecture
  • Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso (Sonata in G) - Elgar
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