The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge’s advent service is a staple of the British choral world, and is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 almost every year. The service features much-loved favourites from the festive season alongside a variety of new works commissioned especially for the event.
This disc of live recordings features performances by the choir from their four most recent services from 2014-17.
★★★★ This superbly programmed collection will take your Advent listening in unexpected, but entirely apposite, directions – BBC Music Magazine
The choir has retained its renowned clarity, flamboyance and readiness to take risks – Gramophone
The choir has retained its renowned clarity, flamboyance and readiness to take risks – The Guardian
This disc gives a very good flavour of the excellent Advent music one can hear at St John’s – MusicWeb International