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 IV

Copies 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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