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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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