Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, UK

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

St. John's Cambridge tours to New York City for the first time in five years. Presenting a program of music by English composers, the concert will showcase the rich Anglican choral tradition of which the Choir is a leading exponent. The Fifth Avenue doors open for this concert at 6:30pm.

Online ticketing for this evening’s performance is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Fifth Avenue entrance at 6:30pm.

Following his acclaimed performance earlier this season as our guest conductor for the Mozart Requiem and Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Andrew Nethsingha returns to Saint Thomas Church with his own choral group – The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Founded in the 1670’s and today one of the finest men and boys’ choirs in the world, the ensemble’s distinctive ‘St. John’s sound’ is known and loved by millions from its recordings, broadcasts and concert tours.

Mass in G Minor, Ralph Vaughan Williams
1. Kyrie
2. Gloria
3. Sanctus
4. Benedictus
5. Agnus Dei

Praeludium in E BuxWV 141, Dieterich Buxtehude
Organ Solo played by Glen Dempsey

O Thoma, James Burton
The Annunciation, Jonathan Harvey
Gloria (Missa Brevis), Jonathan Dove

INTERVAL

Civitas Sancti Tui, William Byrd
Remember not, Lord, our offences, Henry Purcell
Rejoice in the Lord alway, Henry Purcell

Imperial March Op.32, Edward Elgar
Organ Solo played by Joseph Wicks

Faire is the heaven, William Harris
Hear my words, ye people, C. Hubert H. Parry

‘There is musicianship here of a rare and moving kind.’ Choir & Organ May/June 2010