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The College Choir sings two services of Choral Evensong each week and regularly performs at additional services, special events and concerts in Cambridge, the UK and abroad. Recently, the Choir has given well-received performances of Bach’s St John Passion, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle; and recorded broadcasts for BBC TV and Radios 2, 3 and 4. Praised by The Times for their ‘energy, verve, immaculate tuning and beguiling tone’, Jesus Choral Scholars enjoy an exciting schedule of European and long-haul travel and in March 2013 took part in a pioneering educational project working with children’s choirs in the slums of Mumbai.
The Chapel Choir is one of only three all-male college choirs of its kind in Cambridge, and is highly regarded. It is thought that boys may have sung in the Chapel from the foundation of the College in the fifteenth century, but in 1849 the Choir was re-endowed and provision was made for ‘six singing boys’ to adorn the worship of the newly restored Chapel. Since then, trebles from all over Cambridge have volunteered to sing for College services. The College does not maintain a choir school, but instead recruits choristers from a wide range of local schools.
The Chapel Choir sings for two of the four Choral Evensongs each week, and at concerts and special events throughout the year. The Choristers have recently performed in France, Germany and Switzerland, and enjoy leading regular singing days which see hundreds of local schoolchildren visiting Jesus College Chapel to take part in vocal workshops and a final concert. The Chapel Choir has made several recordings, including a disc of Choral Evensong from Jesus College, and Sweet Spirit, Comfort Me, a selection of music for boys’ voices on the Priory label.
The Combined Choirs, an ensemble of nearly fifty singers, come together for occasional services, concerts, recordings and tours. Recent projects have included Britten’s War Requiem in King’s College Chapel under David Hill; two Christmas Celebration concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by John Rutter; Britten’s St Nicolas with Britten Sinfonia; Fauré’s Requiem and works by Poulenc and Rodney Bennett, also with Britten Sinfonia; Bach’s St Matthew Passion in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Monteverdi’s Vespers with His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, and Handel’s Messiah with Britten Sinfonia, all under Mark Williams. In December 2010 the Combined Choirs toured together for the first time in several years, performing in a variety of venues along the East Coast of the United States of America, and featuring on television stations including BBC1, ITV, CNN and ABC, and on BBC Radio 5 Live. They then toured Germany together in July 2012, performing in Arnstadt and Leipzig amongst other places, and visited the West Coast of the USA in December 2012 where performances in Seattle, Portland, Oakland and San Francisco were greeted with standing ovations.