Sponsor a Minute of Music on our next recording

Help us to release a recording of music by our former Composer in Residence.

We invite you to help support the Choir by sponsoring a minute of music on a premiere recording of music by our former Composer in Residence, Michael Finnissy.

We are grateful to the generosity of our supporters in helping maintain our commitment to recording excellence. Establishing our own record label in 2016 gave us the artistic freedom to determine what repertoire we record and to bring commissioned works by composers with close ties to the College to a wider audience.

About the recording

The recording premieres Finnissy’s nine-work cycle - Anthems & Voluntaries - written for choir, organ, chamber organ, flute and violin. The recording is the culmination of the hard work, commitment and talent of both Choir and Composer, producing new music that is deserving of a wider audience through a commercial release.

How to support the recording

You can support one minute of music with a gift of £100.

In return, you will: 

  • Receive a credit in the recording's booklet (for donations made by Friday 15 November 2019)*
  • Receive a complimentary copy of the album.
1) Donate online 

Click here to donate via the College website. Please ensure that 'Recording fund' is selected in the drop-down menu.

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2) Donate via cheque

Send a cheque payable to ‘Choir Office, St John’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP’ (please mark the envelope ‘Finnissy Recording Fund’).

Contact us

Please contact the Choir Office at choir@joh.cam.ac.uk if you would like to find out how you can support this recording, or the Choir's wider activities.

*unless you would prefer to remain anonymous.

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