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 The Choir Of St John's College, Cambridge

The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge launch their new series of recordings with Signum by exploring the close connections between the college and celebrated British composer Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012), in a disc of works for choir and organ. Harvey’s music has influenced a generation of composers, described by The Guardian’s Tom Service as being “at once vividly contemporary and timeless”. The Choir’s director Andrew Nethsingha reflects on his own experiences and work with the Jonathan Harvey in CD’s programme note, in particular as the choir collaborated on what would be Jonathan Harvey’s final work for the choir, The Annunciation (2011).


Read an interview with The Choir's director Andrew Nethsingha at Presto Classical!



What people are saying

*GRAMOPHONE EDITORS CHOICE* - "This recording is outstanding on every count: remarkable and under-performed repertoire, beautifully performed and recorded" - Gramophone, June 2016


5* - "On this disc Andrew Nethsingha and his choir do something remarkable...these are performances to treasure, of great intensity and remarkable power." - Planet Hugill, May 2016

5* - "The Choir of St John's tackles all with confidence and clarity." - The Observer, May 2016

4* - "Varied and inspiring..ambition has paid off handsomely." - Financial Times, May 2016

"Nethsingha and his choir give us an exploration of Harvey's church music that shows off the multifarious brilliance of both the composer and the choir...captured with remarkable distinction by the Signum engineers… a most auspicious beginning to what, I hope, will be a very fruitful working relationship." - MusicWeb International, June 2016

5* -  "Nethsingha and his St John's forces have this often-challenging repertoire well under control, delivering characterful yet authoritative performances of which they can be justly proud...warmly recommended." - Choir & Organ, June 2016

The Choir of St John’s College
Cambridge Edward Picton-Turbervill organ
Andrew Nethsingha director


Release date: 20th Apr 2016
Order code: SIGCD456
Barcode: 635212045626

1.I Love the LordJonathan Harvey6.02
2.MagnificatJonathan Harvey7.51
3.Nunc DimittisJonathan Harvey5.12
4.Toccata for Organ and TapeJonathan Harvey5.27
5.Come Holy GhostJonathan Harvey7.27
6.Praise ye the LordJonathan Harvey4.08
7.Missa Brevis: KyrieJonathan Harvey2.48
8.Missa Brevis: GloriaJonathan Harvey3.08
9.Missa Brevis: Sanctus & BenedictusJonathan Harvey2.57
10.Missa Brevis: Agnus DeiJonathan Harvey2.58
11.The Royal Banners Forward GoJonathan Harvey3.49
12.Laus DeoJonathan Harvey4.07
13.The AnnunciationJonathan Harvey4.28