Recordings

The choir usually undertakes a recording each year; details of all releases are below. Should you wish to order a disc, please email choir.admin@christs.cam.ac.uk, and copies can be posted at a cost of £10 each. 

That's a wrap! Finishing 'Even Such Is Time' in March 2017

"executed with assurance and eloquence ... the Christ's College undergraduates sing with freshness and security"
Gramophone 

"fresh voices, precise pitching and chording, expert pacing" ****
BBC Music Magazine

'The recorded sound is a sheer delight.
This is a genuinely involving sacred disc, heart-rendingly sung by a group of unquestioned talent.'
Church Times

The Choir has made many recordings over the past twenty-five years of a huge range of repertoire. Our next CD of music by Leighton, Howells, Finzi and Walton will be released in May 2018. In March 2018, the choir recorded a disc of music by alumna Annabel Rooney, their first disc of music by a female composer. A release date for this disc will be provided shortly.

Discs are available to purchase at a cost of £10 per CD. If you would like to purchase a CD, please contact the Choir Administrator Maisie Hulbert on choir.admin@cam.ac.uk, who will arrange posting the discs you would like to you, depending on stock. CDs are also on sale at the Porter's Lodge at Christ's College.

Latest release

Cd CoverREGCD511 Even Such Is Time: Finzi - Leighton - Howells - Walton

 

Gerald Finzi (1901-1956): Lo, the full final sacrifice
Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988): What love is this of thine?
Walton (1902-1983): Where does the uttered music go?
Herbert Howells (1892-1983): Even such is time
Leighton       Cricifixus pro nobis
Walton       Set me as a seal upon thine heart
Howells       Take him, earth, for cherishing
Walton       A Litany
Leighton       Solus ad victimam

 

 

 

 

Further releases

Xmas CD coverREGCD446 Christmas from Christ's

'The singing is consistently good: the attack and ensemble are excellent and the accompanists sensitive and supportive.'

Organist's Review, March 2016
 

Peter Warlock (1894–1930): As dew in Aprylle
Benedicamus Domino
Bethlehem Down
A Cornish Carol
I saw a fair maiden
Cornish Christmas Carol
Adam lay ybounden
Balulalow
Where riches is everlastingly
Gustav Holst (1874–1934): Four Old English Carols
A babe is born
Now let us sing
Jesu, thou the virgin-born
The saviour of the world is born
Lullay my liking
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958): The Blessed Son of God (from Hodie, 1954)
No sad thought (from Hodie)
Eight Traditional English Carols (1919)
 And all in the morning
On Christmas night
The twelve apostles
Down in yon forest
            May Day carol
Truth from above
The birth of the Saviour
Wassail Song
 

Geistliche CD Cover

REGCD417 Geistliche Lieder: German Romantic Choral Music

'We have yet to hear a poor release from David Rowland and The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge and this new one maintains the usual high standard.'

Cross Rhythms, July 2014

Rheinberger: Mass in A, Op. 126
Drei Geistliche Gesänge
Confitebor tibi
Wolf : Sechs Geistliche Lieder nach Gedicten von Eichendorff
Liszt: Ave maris stella
Ave verum corpus
O salutaris hostia I (for upper voices)
O salutaris hostia II (for SATB)
Brahms: Drei Geistliche Chöre, Op.37
Geistliche Lied, Op.30
 
 

Quam coverREGCD375 Quam Dilecta: French Romantic Choral Music (2013)

'Their impressive vocal sonority, reverence and unity produce cascades of attractive sound [...] this Regent release is nothing short of stunning.'

MusicWeb International, August 2013  

Saint-Saëns     Quam dilecta
Saint-Saëns     Ave Maria
Saint-Saëns     Ave verum corpus
de Sévérac       O sacrum convivium
de Sévérac       Ave verum corpus
Fauré               Tantum ergo
Saint-Saëns     Offertoire
de Sévérac       Tantum ergo
d'Indy              Ave Regina coelorum
de Sévérac       Salve Regina
Saint-Saëns     Ave verum corpus
d'Indy              O Domina mea
Fauré               Tantum ergo
Fauré               O salutaris hostia
Fauré               Ave Maria
Fauré               Salve Regina
Fauré               Maria, Mater gratiae
d'Indy              Sancta Maria, succurre miseris
d'Indy              Deus Israel conjungat vos
Fauré               Ecce fidelis servus
Fauré               Ave verum corpus 
 

LedgerREGCD305 Choral works by Sir Philip Ledger (2009)

Sir Philip Ledger

Requiem

Adam Lay Ybounden

Advent Calendar
A spotless rose
Jesus Christ the apple tree
In the bleak mid-winter
Lie still and slumber (Two lullabies for Christmas)
            i Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber
            ii Hush you, my baby
Good Christian men, rejoice
If ye love me
Loving Shepherd of thy sheep
Do not stand at my grave and weep
O Master, let me walk with Thee
Christ’s journey
This joyful Eastertide

 

ScarlattiREGCD283  Scarlatti (2009)

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Missa breve, e concertata a cinque voci

Ad Dominum dum tribularer 
Justitiae Domini 
Exsurge Domine 
Exaltabo te Domine 
Domine in auxilium meum 
Exultate Deo 

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Stabat Mater

Music of the Tudors

Thomas Tallis
Lamentations of Jeremiah, Part 1
Lamentations of Jeremiah, Part 2
Sancte Deus

John Taverner: O Christe Jesu

John Sheppard: Libera nos
Nunc Dimittis

Robert White
Christe, qui lux es et Dies

Robert Parsons
Ave Maria
William Mundy
Ah, helpless wretch
O Lord, the maker

Sacred music by Gibbons and Purcell 

Gibbons
Almighty and everlasting God
This is the record of John
O clap your hands
Hosannah to the Son of David
I am the resurrection
See, see, the word is incarnate
O Lord, in Thy wrath
The silver swan

Purcell

O God, Thou art my God
I was glad
Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes
O Lord God of hosts
Remember not, Lord, our offences
Lord, how long wilt Thou be angry

Romantic church music from Europe

"With music in four different languages (Latin, French, German and Italian), the disc demonstrates the outstanding skill of an extremely well-trained choir"
Suzanne Flowers

Brahms
Ach, arme Welt (Op.110, no.2)
Geistliches Lied (Op.30)
Schaffe in mir, Gott (Op.29, no.2)
Wenn wir in hoechsten Noeten sein (Op.110, no.3)

Faure
Tantum ergo (3 solo vv.. chorus, Op.65, no.2)
Tantum ergo (1 solo voice, chorus)
Maria Mater gratiae (Op.47, no.2)
O salutaris hostia
Ave verum corpus (Op.65, no.1)
Ave Maria (Op.67, n0.2)
Cantique de Jean Racine (Op.11)

Verdi
Pater noster
Ave Maria (Quattro pezzi sacri)

Liszt
Salve Regina
O salutaris hostia
Ave verum corpus