Verdi's Otello with Richard Farnes in King's College Chapel
The mixed choir joined forces with the choirs of Trinity and Selwyn Colleges, and the University Chamber Choir for an exciting performance of the first act of Verdi's Otello. Cambridge University Musical Society Symphony and Chamber Orchestras accompanied the choirs, and also played Rachmaninov's Isle of the Dead, and Debussy's La Mer. The mixed choir especially enjoyed working with the fantastic soloists and conductor, and getting into character as desperate mariners, victorious soldiers, and joyous Cypriots, while singing this dramatic music.
Posted on 16 January 2016
Mixed Choir tour to Toulon, France
The mixed choir goes on tour to Toulon, France to give a concert of sacred music for Advent and Christmas. Performing in the beautiful Eglise St Paul du Mourillon, the choir's programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Bach, Poulenc, and Pärt. Despite the early start (3.55am!) the tour looks as if it will be a very successful trip, and the choir looks forward to sampling the local culture and atmosphere as well as giving their concert.
Posted on 14 December 2015
Joint evensong with the Choir of Derby High School
On 24 November we’ll sing evensong with the Choir of Derby High School. The music includes Stanford’s evergreen Canticles in C major, and Fauré’s tranquil Cantique de Jean Racine. Collaborations like this are an important part of Jesus College Choir’s outreach work, and we’re very pleased to invite our visitors for a buffet supper after the service!
Posted on 24 November 2015
Joint evensong with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
On 29 October we’ll be joined by the Choir of Clare College Cambridge, and their director Graham Ross. Music for the evensong includes Walton’s dramatic Chichester Service, and music by John Rutter (an alumnus of Clare), and Bertie Baigent (Senior Organ Scholar of Jesus).
Posted on 27 October 2015
Welcome to new Choral and Organ Scholars
We’re delighted to welcome Dorothy Hoskins, Serena Shah, Naomi Reiss, Vicky Taylor, Anna Harrison, Dewi Eburne, Dan Gethin, Amar Ghandi, Jack Bazalgette, Hamish McGregor, George Raikes, and Harry Cheatle, our new choral scholars, and Jordan Wong, our new organ scholar. We also welcome back Syamala Roberts, who has returned from her year abroad in Paris.
Posted on 1 October 2015
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