Performances by St John's Voices have become a regular part of the Cambridge musical landscape, with large audiences coming to hear these eagerly-anticipated concerts.
Our partnership with the Cambridge Baroque Camerata, one of the country's longest-established early-music ensembles, has led to exciting and energetic performances of major works by Bach, Handel, Schütz and Praetorius. The choir also performs a cappella and with the fine Mander organ in the Chapel, including most recently works by Langlais, Mathias, Bach, Monteverdi and others.
Twentieth Century Masterpieces
For our next concert, we perform some wonderfully exciting and inspiring music from the twentieth century. Randall Thompson's soulful Alleluia contrasts with the vigour and energy of Walton's The Twelve; Janacek's Otcenas (The Lord's Prayer) for harp, organ, virtuoso tenor and choir is a rarely-heard treat, whilst Copland's epic In the Beginning is an incredibly powerful setting of the opening of the Book of Genesis. The concert also features two secular works: William Mathias' cheeky and anarchic Learsongs (settings of poetry by Edward Lear) and Britten's exciting (and violent) Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard.
Tickets available from Eventbrite: https://20thC.eventbrite.com