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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 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

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