The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge 17 October 2015

The world-renowned Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge returns to Cadogan Hall for an evening of choral music.  The Choir at St John’s College was founded in the 1670s and is one of the world’s leading Choirs of men and boys.  The concert will present music for Christmas including Poston’s spellbinding Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree, John Gardner’s exuberant setting of Tomorrow shall be my dancing day and traditional favourites The Holly and the Ivy and Ding dong, merrily on high.  All of these works have been recorded by the Choir on its new CD Christmas with St John’s.  There will also be music by Vaughan Williams and by the contemporary composer Jonathan Harvey, including The Annunciation which was written especially for the Choir in 2011.

Harvey: The Annunciation
Parsons: Ave Maria
Harvey: The Angels
Poston: Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree
Rütti: I wonder as I wander
Chilcott: The Shepherd’s Carol
Milner: Out of your sleep
Rutter: Dormi Jesu
Gardner: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Vaughan Williams: Hymn to the Father of Heaven
Preston: I saw three ships
Joubert: There is no rose
Mathias: Sir Christemas
Cornelius: The Three Kings
Walford-Davies: The Holly and the Ivy
Wilberg: Ding dong, merrily on high

DIRECTOR: Andrew Nethsingha