Latest CD Release - War & Peace
As the centenary of the Great War approaches, the Choirs of Jesus College Cambridge present a new disc of works for Remembrance, entitled War & Peace. Recorded last year in Jesus College Chapel, the album is a beautiful and moving collection of choral works from around the world including music by Parry, Ireland, Stetsenko, Pärt and Brahms. The CD can be purchased online from our shop, from Amazon or downloaded digitally from iTunes.
Posted on 28 October 2013
'Confessions of a choir mother'; Jesus' Choristers feature in The Telegraph
Our choristers feature prominently in an article published this week in The Telegraph about the value of choral training for young children. In the article, which you can read here, Allison Pearson talks about her son’s life as a chorister singing with Jesus College Choir and the invaluable life lessons it taught him.
Posted on 22 October 2013
Jesus Choir's Songbound project features in Choir & Organ Magazine
The College Choir's pioneering trip to work with children in the slums of Mumbai continues to attract attention in the press. See here for an article in the latest issue of Choir & Organ magazine.
Posted on 6 October 2013
Jesus Choir performs Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
The beginning of July saw a spectacular, sell-out performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 by the Combined Choirs in Jesus College Chapel. They performed alongside the world-renowned ensemble, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, in what proved to be an ‘unforgettable’ magical evening of music making.
The concert was followed by a fundraising black-tie Gala Dinner in aid of the Choir, which featured wonderful performances by both the choristers and the mixed choir. We’d like to thank all those who joined us and supported this special evening. All proceeds from the night will go towards the Jesus Choir Development Fund, which aims to ensure that the Choirs' exciting programme of music-making can be sustained through the years ahead. For more details of how to become a Friend of Jesus Choir, please click here.
Posted on 12 July 2013
Jesus College Choir presents cheque for £10,000 to Songbound
After Evensong on Tuesday 11th June, members of the Choir, Fellows, friends and supporters gathered in Chapel for a presentation on the Choir's recent trip to India to work with children in the slums of Mumbai. At the end of the presentation, members of the Choir presented Joe Walters, Founder and CEO of Songbound, with a cheque for £10,000, a sum raised by choir members through various activities over the last six months, including a fun run, cake sale, fundraising concert and sponsored beard-growing. Mr Walters thanked the Choir for their work in India which he described as 'life-changing' for the children they had worked with, and expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the donation which will enable the five choirs in Mumbai with whom Jesus College Choir worked to continue their programme of regular rehearsals and performances for the next three years.
Posted on 13 June 2013
The latest Choir newsletter may be downloaded here.