Christmas with St Johnís | Signum SIGCD458

Christmas with St Johnís


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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD458

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 21st October 2016



Christmas presents a golden opportunity to present brand new music to wide audiences, and the role played by St Johnís College Choir in this area has been significant, as demonstrated by this new recording of contemporary choral works. Featuring two works commissioned by the choir Ė Judith Binghamís The Clouded Heaven and Michael Finnissyís John the Baptist, the programme begins with Bob Chilcottís The Shepherdís Carol commissioned by Stephen Cleobury (a former St Johnís organ scholar) for Kingís College Choir, and ends with Creator of the Stars of Night, composed by another former St Johnís organ scholar, John Scott.

The Choir of St Johnís College, Cambridge is one of the finest choirs of men and boys in the world, known and loved by millions from its recordings, broadcasts and concert tours. A cornerstone of the great English choral tradition since the 1670s, the Choir is recognised for its distinctive, rich and expressive sound and is today directed by Andrew Nethsingha.


there are treasures... not least the rapt performance of Cornelius's The Three Kings, where Peter Lidbetter is an eloquent soloist, and a delicately inflected, touching account of Elizabeth Poston's Jesus Christ, the Apple TreeTerry Blain
BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2016

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