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
Joint evensong with the Choir of Girton College, Cambridge
The mixed choir is joined by the Choir of Girton College and their director of music, Gareth Wilson for evensong. The choirs sing Leighton's triumphant Let all the world in every corner sing and Wood's robust Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F, before heading off to formal hall to round off the evening!
Posted on 19 January 2016
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
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