Advent Live


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 disc gives a very good flavour of the excellent Advent music one can hear at St John’s – MusicWeb International

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Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

Andrew Nethsingha director


BAR CODE: 635212053522

RELEASE DATE: 12/10/18

[1] A hymn of St. Columba Benjamin Britten

[2] Tomorrow shall be my dancing day James Burton

[3] The truth sent from above Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. C. Robinson

[4] Adam lay ybounden* Ian Shaw

[5] The cherry tree carol Traditional, arr. S. Cleobury 

[6] Vigilate James Long

[7] Fuit homo missus a Deo Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

[8] This is the record of John Orlando Gibbons  

[9] The linden tree carol* Malcolm Archer

[10] There is no rose John Joubert 

[11] The birth of speech* Tim Watts 

[12] The angel Gabriel from heaven came Basque carol arr. E. Pettman

[13] I know a flower Francis Jackson 

[14] Glory to the Christ Child Alan Bullard 

[15] Lux mundi Paul Comeau

[16] I sing of a maiden* Ian Shaw 

[17] Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Traditional, arr. D. Willcocks

[18] The clouded heaven Judith Bingham

[19] Noe, noe David Bednall 

* denotes world premiere recording