Richard Pinel appointed as new Director of Music
Jesus College, Cambridge is pleased to announce that Mr Richard Pinel will take up the post of Director of Music and Fellow at Jesus College on 1st January 2017, following the appointment of Mark Williams as Informator Choristarum, Organist and Tutorial Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Richard Pinel enjoys a distinguished reputation as a musician, currently holding the post of Assistant Director of Music at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Educated at Northampton Schools for Boys and Oxford University, he has held positions at St Albans Cathedral, Perth Cathedral, Australia and Magdalen College, Oxford in the past, and has been awarded several prizes in international organ competitions.
The Master of Jesus College, Professor Ian White, said 'We greatly look forward to welcoming such a talented musician to the College and to all that Richard will bring to the choirs and broader music-making both at Jesus College and more widely in Cambridge.'
Mr Pinel commented 'I am both honoured and excited to be taking up at the reins at a College which has such a long and distinguished musical history. The Choirs of Jesus College enjoy an international profile through their recordings, concerts, broadcasts and tours, and the College plays an important role in the local community through its highly-regarded boys' choir, which recruits choristers from a wide range of schools across Cambridgeshire and further afield. I relish the opportunity to sustain and develop the musical reputation of such a beautiful college.'
Posted on 12 July 2016
Joint concert with the Choir of Merton College, Oxford
Today the mixed choir was joined by Benjamin Nicholas and the Choir of Merton College for a concert of choral classics - pieces by composers as diverse as Byrd, Pärt, Grieg, and Dove were included. Naturally, the concert concluded with Tallis's magisterial 40-part motet Spem in alium. As well as performing together, the choirs enjoyed meeting each other and were treated to a dinner in hall. Jesus College Choir is especially pleased to welcome Merton to Cambridge this year, having visited Oxford for similar concerts in the past two years.
Posted on 1 July 2016
Recording begins for Byrd and Britten CD
The combined choirs have begun recording sessions for their latest CD - a disc pairing William Byrd and Benjamin Britten, two of England's most celebrated composers. This is the choir's sixth collaboration with Signum, and we look forward to hearing the results before long!
Posted on 27 June 2016
Chapel choir return from tour to Switzerland
The Chapel choir has just returned from Switzerland where they performed as part of the Recontres Internationales de Choeurs d'Hommes. As well as giving four concerts, the choir enjoyed visiting a horology museum, and meeting the other choirs performing, including the King's Singers. The choir was warmly welcomed, with one concert receiving a standing ovation!
Posted on 20 June 2016
Mark Williams appointed Director of Music at Magdalen College, Oxford
Congratulations to our Director of Music Mark Williams who has been appointed Informator Choristarum, Organist and Tutorial Fellow in Music at Magdalen College, Oxford. Though we will be sorry to see him go, we are delighted that he has won this very prestigious position. Mark will remain at Jesus for Michaelmas Term 2016 before taking up his new post on 1 January 2017. Please click here for more details of Mark's appointment.
The College is now seeking to appoint a successor to Mark Williams. Please click here for more details of the application process.
Posted on 27 May 2016
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