The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

Locus Iste

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212056721
Catnr: SIGCD 567
Release date: 12 April 2019
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Signum Classics
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0635212056721
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SIGCD 567
Release date
12 April 2019
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Locus Iste celebrates two milestones for the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge: as well as 2019 marking the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the college chapel, this release is coincidentally the choir's 100th recording – 60 years on from George Guest’s iconic first recording of Hear my prayer for Argo, released in 1959.

Directed by Andrew Nethsingha, the programme makes great use of the chapel's renowned acoustic, and celebrates the choirs past, present and future – including an anthem by a former director of music, a motet by one of their recent student composers and the cello-playing of a current undergraduate.

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions from its broadcasts, concert tours and recordings. Founded in the 1670s, the Choir is known for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, its expressive interpretations and its ability to sing in a variety of styles.
Locus Iste viert twee mijlpalen van het Choir of St John’s College, Cambrigde: in 2019 is het niet alleen 150 jaar geleden dat de kapel van St John’s College is ingewijd, maar dit is ook de honderdste opname van het koor – 60 jaar na George Guests iconische eerste opname van Hear my prayer, uitgebracht in 1959.

Het programma maakt goed gebruik van de beroemde akoestiek van de kapel, en viert het heden, verleden en de toekomst van het koor, geleid door Andrew Nethsingha – waaronder een kerklied van een voormalig koordirigent, een motet van een van hun recente studentencomponisten en het cellospel van een huidige student.

Het Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge is een van de beste studentenkoren ter wereld, bij miljoenen mensen bekend en geliefd om zijn uitzendingen, concerttournees en opnames. Het koor is opgericht in de jaren 1670 en staat bekend om zijn typerende rijke, warme klank, zijn expressieve interpretaties en zijn brede repertoire.

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The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions from its broadcasts, concert tours and over 90 recordings. Founded in the 1670s, the Choir is known for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, its expressive interpretations and its ability to sing in a variety of styles. Alongside this discipline, the Choir is particularly proud of its happy, relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere. The Choir is directed by Andrew Nethsingha following in a long line of eminent Directors of Music, recently Dr George Guest, Dr Christopher Robinson and Dr David Hill.

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