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Hong Kong University have released a short film from the Choir's visit last April. It features footage of the Choir rehearsing and performing Rossini's 'O Salutaris Hostia' and Parry's 'Hear my words, ye people', the latter of which was sung together with the HKU Chamber Singers at the end of the concert.

The Choir would like to thank the HKU Chamber Singers for their wonderful hospitality and singing last year. It was one of many highlights from what was altogether a thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable trip. 

St John’s Cambridge imprint will feature all forthcoming recordings by the Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, as well as young talent from the College and prominent alumni

First release on St John’s Cambridge in May 2016: “Deo” choral and organ works by Jonathan Harvey 

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Sam Furness (Tenor Choral Scholar and Layclerk 2005-09) has won the 'Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera' award in the 2016 WhatsOnStage Opera Poll, beating five other shortlisted candidates.

Sam's success can be attributed to performances in Richard Strauss's Intermezzo (Garsington Opera; as Baron Lummer) and Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld (English Touring Opera; as Hoffmann), with his performance in the latter described by reviewer Mark Valencia as "lyrical, fearless and tireless".

We wish Sam all the best for any forthcoming engagements.

Michael Finnissy's carol 'John The Baptist', commissioned by the Master and Fellows of the College for the Advent Carol Service in 2014, has won the Liturgical category of the BASCA Awards.

Our huge congratulations go to Michael Finnissy, who also won another award in the Solo or Duo category for his piece 'Beat Generation Ballads'.

Read more about the awards here: http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/composer-wins-award-for-st-johns-advent-carol

The Epiphany Carol Services take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 January 2016. The Chapel holds two candlelit services, applications for tickets are welcome from everyone.  

 

The Advent Carol Service from Sunday 29 November 2015, is now available on BBC iPlayer.

Today is the day of our second Advent Carol Service, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. More information about the service can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qjknm

The service will include music McDowall, Warlock, Palestrina, Howells, Tranchell, Milner, Bingham, Poston, Gardner, Scott, J.S. Bach and a new commission by Tim Watts.

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The Choir's latest release 'The Call' has received excellent reviews in Gramophone magazine. Read the full review.

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Introit: Howells A Hymn for St Cecilia
Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
Psalm 139 vv. 1–18, 23–24 (Skeats)
Stanford in C
Tavener: The Lord’s Prayer
Parry: Hear my words, ye people
Hymn 408(i)
Voluntary: Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer