Mixed choir return from tour to Hong Kong and China
The mixed choir have just returned from a six-day trip to the Far East, in which they performed in Hong Kong and Beijing. The choir sang for events to mark the launch of important partnerships between Jesus College and Peking University, as well as for a university-wide fundraising event in Hong Kong. The choir also gave concerts in St John's Cathedral in Hong Kong, and with the choir of Peking University. While not performing, the choir enjoyed sightseeing (especially the Forbidden City in Beijing), and sampling local culinary delicacies!
Posted on 16 April 2016
Joint evensong with St Peter's School York
The mixed choir was delighted to be joined by the choir of St Peter's School, York for an evensong of beautiful English choral music. After a hearty tea (during which some visitors were taken on a tour of college by one of the choral scholars), the combined choirs sang Francis Jackson's Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G, and Stanford's Beati quorum via.
Posted on 2 March 2016
Joint evensong with King's School Wimbledon
The Chapel Choir was joined by the Chamber Choir of King's School Wimbledon for a rousing evensong including Dyson's Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D and Parry's I was glad. We really enjoyed singing with our visitors (whose director of music is a former Jesus organ scholar), and hosting them for dinner after the service.
Posted on 6 February 2016
New CD 'The Evening Hour' released
Jesus College Choir's latest CD, The Evening Hour has been released today! This beautiful disc contains music written by English composers for evensong, the service devised by Thomas Cranmer, himself and alumnus of Jesus College. Music by composers such as Byrd, Tallis, Bairstow, and Holst is featured on the CD. A full track listing is below:
Bairstow: Save us, O Lord
Blessed City, heavenly Salem
Bennett, R R: A Song at Evening
Berkeley, L: The Lord is my Shepherd
Blitheman: In Pace
Byrd: Miserere mihi, Domini
Gardiner, H B: Evening Hymn (Te lucis ante terminum)
Gibbons, O: Behold, thou hast made my days
Harris, W: Bring us, O Lord God
Holst: The Evening-watch
Jackson, Gabriel: Creator of the Stars of Night
Moore, P: Evening Prayers
Radcliffe: God be in my head
Sheppard, J: In manus tuas
Tallis: Miserere nostri
Tavener: The Lord's Prayer
Taverner: In nomine a 4
White, Robert: Christe qui lux es et dies IVCopies can be ordered from Presto Classical, iTunes, or good CD retailers. We hope you enjoy listening!
Posted on 5 February 2016
Jesus College Choirs' latest CD to be released imminently
The choirs are delighted that their latest CD, The Evening Hour is to be released on Friday 5th February! The CD features British music for evening from the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, including beautiful works by Byrd, Gibbons, Bairstow, and Holst. The choirs very much enjoyed recording the CD last summer, their fifth collaboration with Signum. More details will follow shortly, including information about how to pre-order the CD from Heffers, iTunes, Presto Classical, or Amazon.
Posted on 27 January 2016
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