Choristers involved in Christmas rock single
Branching out from their usual repertoire, this week the Choristers feature in a Christmas single and video by prog rock band Big Big Train. The video, partly filmed in Jesus College Chapel, can be viewed here.
Richard Pinel, the Director of Music, said: "Working with a prog rock band was a new departure for our choristers, and the process was lots of fun. Although we spend most of our time with traditional choral music, many of the musical skills that our choristers develop are transferable to other genres of music."
The single is officially released on Friday 8th December, and every sale will include a donation to the Night Stop homelessness charity. The single will be available online, and from Fopp Records Cambridge.
Posted on 1 December 2017
Chorister auditions - this Sunday!
Could your son be a College Chorister? We’re looking for boys aged 7-9 to be part of the rich choral tradition at Jesus College, Cambridge. The choristers live at home and enjoy a busy schedule of recordings, tours and concerts, in addition to a comprehensive musical and intellectual education. To find out more, please contact the choir administrator via this website. Auditions are on this Sunday 19 November, so don’t delay if you’re interested!
Posted on 15 November 2017
West Court opening ceremony with Earl of Wessex
On Tuesday afternoon the Mixed Choir sang as part of the opening ceremony of the new West Court development in Jesus College. The ceremony was performed by the Master, Prof. Ian White, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, who studied at Jesus College as an undergraduate. The Earl later met and talked with some choral scholars and the Director of Music in the marquee as part of the ceremony.
Posted on 10 October 2017
Mixed Choir begin rehearsals
On Wednesday the Mixed Choir returned to Cambridge to begin rehearsing in preparation for their first service on Friday evening. We are delighted to welcome new Choral Scholars and Volunteers from Jesus College and across Cambridge!
Posted on 27 September 2017
Vocal Assessment Days: Apply Now!
If you are thinking about applying to Cambridge for a choral award in 2017/18, you are encouraged to attend a Vocal Assessment Day in Cambridge (25-27 September 2017). These occur before the deadline for choosing a college to apply for, and are a great chance to talk to Directors of Music from Cambridge choirs and find out whether a choral award is suitable for you.
The deadline for applications is Friday 15 September 2017, and more information (including an application form) can be found here. For any further information, feel free to contact our Director of Music, Richard Pinel, via the Choir Administrator
Posted on 4 September 2017
The latest Choir newsletter may be downloaded here.