St. John's Cambridge


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Choir
 
of
 
St. John's College
 
University of Cambridge

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Click to hear St. John's College Choir webcasts free.  To hear one of the current services one need only click on "Click here to listen to the service."  A box will open and one does not have to do anything more to hear the entire service.  However, by clicking on one of the organ voluntaries or choral works, one will go directly to that piece, hear it in its entirety, and then continue the service from there, unless of course another work is clicked or the box is closed.

Click for the music of St. John's College Choir available for free online listening at the Classical Music Library (33 tracks).

Click to listen, watch and follow the text of Michael Wise (1648-1687), Prepare Ye the Way, performed by the St. John's Choir, directed by Christopher Robinson.

Click to hear Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G, Op. 81, performed by the St. John's Choir, Oliver Lepage-Dean, treble; directed by Christopher Robinson.

Click to hear Gerald Finzi (1901-1956), God is Gone Up, Op. 27, No. 2, performed by the St. John's Choir, directed by Christopher Robinson.

Click to listen and watch Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) Insanae et vanae curae (text), performed by the St. John's Choir, directed by Christopher Robinson.

Click to listen and watch Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Ave Maris Stella, performed by the St. John's Choir, directed by Christopher Robinson.

Click to listen and watch Franz Schubert, (1797-1828),Where Thou Reignest, performed by the St. John's Choir, directed by Christopher Robinson.

To hear Benjamin Britten (1913-76), Festival Te Deum, performed by the St. John's Choir, directed by George Guest; Brian Runnett, organist; Click here then click on Listen to Program, then hold button and slide it to 57:45 (57 minutes and 45 seconds).

And Benjamin Britten, Antiphon, (text by George Herbert [1593-1633]), performed by the St. John's Choir, directed by Christopher Robinson with Iain Farrington playing the 1994 Mander organ: click here then click on Listen to Program, then hold and slide button to 1:05:38 (1 hour, 5 minutes and 38 seconds).

And his only solo organ work, Benjamin Britten, Prelude & Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria, performed by Iain Farrington on the 1994 Mander organ of St. John's College: click here then click on Listen to Program, then hold and slide button to 2:53 (2 minutes and 53 seconds).  (Victoria was deliberately mispelled to avoid confusion of Tomás Luis Victoria (1548-1611) with the deceased Queen of England.)

To hear Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988), An Easter Sequence (Introit, Gradual and Offertory), performed by Benjamin Burrant (treble), Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and the St. John's Choir, directed by Christopher Robinson with Christopher Whitton playing the 1994 Mander organ, click here then click on Listen to Program: 811 Part II, then hold and slide button to 22:34 (22 minutes and 34 seconds).

To hear Gabriel Fauré, (1845-1924), Kyrie from Messe Basse, Andrew Brunt, treble, and the St. John's Choir, directed by George Guest; Stephen Cleobury, organist; click here then click on Listen to Program, then hold button and slide to 11:55 (11 minutes and 55 seconds).

 

St John's College Chapel was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott