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"The singing is first-class throughout: a fine recording!"
Andrew MacGregor, BBC Radio 3 Record Review
"The whole programme is thoughtfully chosen, superbly executed,
beautifully recorded – and, best of all, hugely enjoyable. ★★★★★"
Philip Reed, Choir & Organ
"We at St John's are so proud of SJV -
a really wonderful choir."
Formed in 2013 to complement the work of our sister choir St John's Voices has quickly developed a remarkable reputation for its emotionally-charged, musically committed performances. Weekly evensongs in the College Chapel complement concerts, tours and recordings to offer an inspiring and immersive experience for choir and listener alike.
FIRST RECORDING RELEASED!
We are extremely excited to announce the release of our first CD, of music by the Welsh composer William Mathias.
Our first professional recording, featuring music by William Mathias, was made in March 2019 in the College Chapel. This disc presents familiar and less well-known material alongside two first recordings: Riddles, a setting of texts from the Exeter Book of Riddles, was written for SATB choir, piano, bells and close-harmony sextet (the Gentlemen of St John's, on our recording); Learsongs sets five poems by Edward Lear for SA chorus and piano duet, in music by turns quirky, nostalgic, tuneful, achingly sad and hugely entertaining.
The recording can be found on