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Advent Live / Nethsingha


Release Date: 10/05/2018 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 535  
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenJames BurtonRalph Vaughan WilliamsIan Shaw,   ... 
Performer:  Joseph WicksJames AdamsMichael BellJack Hawkins,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A Staple of the British choral world, the Advent service from St John's College, Cambridge is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 every year, and features a variety of new commissions alongside much-loved favorites from the festive season. This album of live recordings features performances by the choir from their four most recent services from 2014-17. The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge (link is external) is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions from its broadcasts, concert tours and over 90 recordings. Founded in the 1670s, the Choir is known for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, its expressive interpretations and its ability to sing in a variety of styles. Alongside this discipline, the Choir is Read more particularly proud of its happy, relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere. The Choir is directed by Andrew Nethsingha following in a long line of eminent Directors of Music, recently Dr George Guest, Dr Christopher Robinson and Dr David Hill. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hymn of St Columba by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Joseph Wicks (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; England 
2.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day by James Burton
Performer:  James Adams (Bass), Joseph Wicks (Organ), Michael Bell (Tenor),
Jack Hawkins (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
3.
Traditional English Carols (8): no 6, The truth sent from above by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; England 
4.
Adam Lay Ybounden by Ian Shaw
Performer:  Joseph Wicks (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
5.
The Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Benedict Flinn (Tenor), William Buttery (Treble), Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1820 
6.
Vigilate by James Long
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
7.
Fuit homo missus a Deo by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
8.
This is the record of John by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Joseph Wicks (Organ), Hugh Cutting (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
9.
The Linden Tree Carol by Malcolm Archer
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
10.
There is no rose, Op. 14 by John Joubert
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
11.
The Birth of Speech by Tim Watts
Performer:  Julia Hwang (Violin), Joseph Wicks (Organ), Stephanie Childress (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
12.
The Angel Gabriel by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Written: Basque Provinces, Sp 
13.
I Know a Flower by Francis Jackson
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
14.
Glory, alleluia to the Christ Child by Alan Bullard
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
15.
Lux mundi by Paul Comeau
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
16.
I Sing of a Maiden by Ian Shaw
Performer:  Anne Denholm (Harp)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
17.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
18.
The clouded heaven by Judith Bingham
Performer:  Joseph Wicks (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
19.
Noe, noe, for chorus & organ by David Bednall
Performer:  Joseph Wicks (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010 

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