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 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 risksGramophone

The choir has retained its renowned clarity, flamboyance and readiness to take risksThe Guardian

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

RELEASE DATE: 12/10/18


BARCODE: 635212053522

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 

* world premiere recording


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