Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge

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Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 8:00pm

Andrew Nethsingha, Director of Music

“The large audience heard chaste, pure choral music – as theySt_Johns_5X7_300dpiSmall
have practiced it for centuries – at its best.”
The Washington Post

Founded in the 1670s to sing daily services in the College Chapel during the University term, the Choir of St. John’s College Cambridge is one of the finest choirs in the world, known and loved by millions from its recordings, broadcasts and concert tours. The all-male Choir consists of 14 Choristers, appointed at voice trials and educated at St John’s College School, and 15 Choral Scholars admitted as undergraduates in the University of Cambridge. The Choral Scholars often go on to become professional singers; many have been awarded scholarships by the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.

The consistency and particular quality of the Choir has led to many invitations to perform throughout the world. In recent years the Choir has performed in Japan, South Africa, New York, Paris, and at the Bregenz Festival in Austria. Renowned for its “continental sound,” which sets it apart from most other English cathedral choirs, there is brilliance and vigor to the singing of St. John’s, as well as control and discipline.

PROGRAM
Ave verum corpus
William
Byrd
Laetentur coeli Orlando
de Lassus
Libera nos
John Sheppard
Magnificat “O Che Vezzosa”
Orlando de Lassus

Organ Solo Bach Prelude and Fugue in C (BWV545)

My beloved spake Henry Purcell
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen
J.S.Bach

INTERMISSION

Ave maris stella Edvard Grieg
I love the Lord
Jonathan Harvey
My soul, there is a country C. Hubert H.
Parry

Organ Solo Vierne Allegro risoluto (Symphonie II)

Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré
The Twelve
William Walton

Tickets: $37, $27, $17

Click here to read a review of the concert by Dr. Jeffery Carter, Chair, Department of the Music, Webster University

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