Choir of St. John’s College Cambridge, Germany and France
Dec 2016 - Dec 2016

Introduction

The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, led by Music Director Andrew Nethsingha embark on a festive tour through Germany and France. The programmes include a delightful mixture of favourite Christmas classics from across the ages, and Organ works performed by Giles Dempsey and Joseph Wicks.

The Choir begins its tour with a performance inside the Schlosskirche in Wittenburg, before moving on to The Stiftskirche – the main church of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Stuttgart – singing offerings from Ralph Vaughan Williams John Rutter and Giles Swayne, interspersed with Organ works from Bach and Buxtehude.

The third concert, at the abbey church of Dom St Blasien, situated within the dense woodland of the southern Black Forest, will host a concert covering British composers including Robert Parsons, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Cecilia McDowall as well as former St John’s Choral Scholar, James Burton. Pieces from the St John’s Choir Christmas recording and organ works from J. S. Bach will also feature.

For the final concert the choir travels to Aix-en-Provence. The performance venue is the contemporary “Grand Theatre.” The programme begins with William Byrd’s “Mass in Four Voices”, a gem of the English Choral tradition, followed by British compositions from across the ages as well as a selection of Christmas favourites to prepare you for the week ahead.


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  • 20:00 14 Dec 2016 Schlosskirche Wittenberg More info  
    GUERRERO Ave Virgo Sanctissima
    BYRD  Mass for four voices, Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
    BACH  Fugue on the Magnificat BVW 733
    BRITTEN  A Hymn to the Virgin
    SIMON PRESTON arr.   I Saw Three Ships                     
    WALFORD-DAVIES   O Little town of Bethlehem                      
    GARDNER   Tomorrow shall be my dancing day                      
    ANON (15th c.) Quem Pastores
    WILLIAM MATHIAS  Sir Christèmas
    MAX REGER  Weihnachten, op. 145 no. 3
    ELIZABETH POSTON  Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree
    JONATHAN HARVEY  The Annunciation
    SWAYNE Magnificat I
    CHILCOTT  The Shepherd’s Carol                                              
    WALFORD-DAVIES    The Holly and the Ivy   
    CHARLES WOOD   Ding, dong, merrily on high    
    Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge
    Andrew Nethsingha Director of Music 
    Glen Dempsey Organ/ Piano
    Joseph Wicks Organ/ Piano
  • 19:00 16 Dec 2016 Stiftskirche Stuttgart More info  

    <div>CHILCOTT &nbsp;The Shepherd’s Carol&nbsp;</div><div>JONATHAN HARVEY &nbsp;The Angels</div><div>SWAYNE Magnificat</div><div>BUXTEHUDE &nbsp;Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C</div><div>VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Prayer to the Father of Heaven</div><div>VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Credo from the ‘Mass in G Minor'</div><div>BACH Prelude and Fugue in A BWV 536 (Organ)</div><div>RUTTER &nbsp;Dormi Jesu</div><div>RUTTI &nbsp;I Wander as I Wander</div><div>WALDORD-DAVIES Arr. The Holly and the Ivy (Trad.)</div><div>CORNELIUS Arr. The Three Kings</div><div>WILBERG Arr. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (Trad.)</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge</div><div>Andrew Nethsingha Director of Music&nbsp;</div><div>Glen Dempsey Organ/Piano</div><div>Joseph Wicks Organ/Piano</div><div><br></div><div><a href="http://www.stiftsmusik-stuttgart.de/produktionen/the-choir-of-st-johns-college-cambridge-andrew-nethsingha.html/ID_Vorstellung=405"><br></a></div><div><a href="http://www.stiftsmusik-stuttgart.de/produktionen/the-choir-of-st-johns-college-cambridge-andrew-nethsingha.html/ID_Vorstellung=405">More information and tickets click here</a></div>

  • 16:00 17 Dec 2016 Dom St Blasien St Blasien More info  
    BRITTEN  Hymn to the Virgin 
    ROBERT PARSONS  Ave Maria 
    JONATHAN HARVEY  The Angels 
    BACH  Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ BWV 604 
    BACH  Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich BWV 605
    ELIZABETH POSTON  Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree 
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Prayer to the Father of Heaven 
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS O Taste and See 
    CHILCOTT  The Shepherd’s Carol 
    BORIS ORD  Adam lay Ybounden 
    BACH  In dulci jubilo BWV 608 
    BACH Von Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her BWV 606 
    ANON (15th c.) Quem pastores 
    CORNELIUS  The Three Kings 
    WALFORD- DAVIES  The Holly and the Ivy (Trad)
    CHARLES WOOD Arr. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (Trad.)
    BACH  Christum wir sollen loben schon BWV 611 
    MCDOWALL  O Oriens 
    JOUBERT  There is No Rose 
    JAMES BURTON  O Thomas 
    Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge
    Andrew Nethsingha Director of Music 
    Glen Dempsey Organ/Piano
    Joseph Wicks Organ/Piano
  • 19:00 18 Dec 2016 Kultur und Kongresszentrum Weingarten More info  
    GUERRERO  Ave Virgo Santissima 
    BYRD  Mass for Four Voices: Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei 
    BACH  Prelude and Fugue in A-Flat Major BWV 864 (Piano) 
    SIMON PRESTON Arr.  I Saw Three Ships (Trad.)
    ELIZABETH POSTON  Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree 
    RUTTI  I Wander as I Wander 
    CHILCOTT  The Shepherd’s Carol 
    GARDNER  Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day 
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Prayer to the Father of Heaven 
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  O Taste and See 
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Credo from ‘Mass in G Minor’ 
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Intermezzo in E-Flat Major, op. 117no.1
    IAN SHAW  I Sing of a Maiden 
    WILLIAM MATHIAS  Sir Christèmas 
    WALFORD DAVIS Arr.  The Holly and the Ivy (Trad.)
    WALFORD DAVIES  O Little Town of Bethlehem 
    WILBERG Arr.  Ding Dong! Merrily on High 
    Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge
    Andrew Nethsingha Director of Music 
    Glen Dempsey Organ/Piano
    Joseph Wicks Organ/Piano
  • 20:30 20 Dec 2016 Grand Theatre Aix en Provence More info  

    BYRD  Mass for four voices: Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei

    BACH  Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major,BWV 864                  

    JOUBERT  There is No Rose                                                    

    MCDOWALL O Oriens                                                           

    SWAYNE   Magnificat                                                         

    CHILCOTT  The Shepherd’s Carol                                           

    GARDNER   Tomorrow shall be my dancing day       

    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Prayer to the Father of Heaven         

    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Credo (Mass in G minor)            

    MOZART  Allegro – 1st movement from Piano Sonata for Four Hands KV 521      

    WALFORD-DAVIES   O Little town of Bethlehem 

    RUTTI  I Wander as I Wander                                                

    WALFORD-DAVIES  The Holly and the Ivy

    CORNELIUS Arr.  The Three Kings        

    WILBERG  Arr.  Ding, dong, merrily on high           


     


    Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

    Andrew Nethsingha Director of Music

    Glen Dempsey Organ/Piano

    Joseph Wicks Organ/Piano


    More information and tickets click here