Compositions by two former choristers performed on BBC Radio 3
On Saturday 23rd November, as part of the Britten Centenary, BBC Radio 3 broadcast a live concert featuring two works composed by former choristers of Jesus College Cambridge. Luke Fitzgerald (16) and Jay Richardson (16), both Aldeburgh Young Musicians, have written pieces for choir which were performed in the family concert that took place at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Britten's hometown of Aldeburgh. Luke has set 'A Wish' by Christina Rossetti and Jay has set 'And death shall have no Dominion' by Dylan Thomas. You can listen again to the broadcast here.
Posted on 19 November 2013
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
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