That's a wrap! Finishing a disc of Leighton, Howells, Finzi and Walton in March 2017
"executed with assurance and eloquence ... the Christ's College undergraduates sing with freshness and security"
"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.'
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 email@example.com, 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.
REGCD446 Christmas from Christs's
‘The singing is consistently good: the attack and ensemble are excellent and the accompaniments sensitive and supportive.’
Organist's Review, March 2016
A Cornish Carol
I saw a fair maiden
Geistliche Lieder: German Romantic Choral Music (2014)
'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
Rheinberger Drei Geistliche Gesänge
Wolf Sechs Geistliche Lieder nach Gedicten von Eichendorff
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
A comprehensive selection of beautiful small-scale sacred works written by four late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French Romantic composers, including works from Saint-Saens, Fauré, de Severac and d'Indy.
Saint-Saëns Ave Maria
Choral works by Sir Philip Ledger (2009)
Sir Philip Ledger's beautiful, original and accessible compositions are winning world-wide popularity, and this recording is the first to be devoted entirely to his choral music. The disc includes his Requiem - A Thanksgiving for Life for choir and orchestra, which is his most substantial work to date.
Sir Philip Ledger
Adam Lay Ybounden
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
This joyful Eastertide
Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat Mater has been a popular feature of the Choir's repertoire for several years. This disc combines it with the first recordings of a recently-discovered mass and of several motets composed by his father, Alessandro.
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Missa breve, e concertata a cinque voci
Ad Dominum dum tribularer
Exaltabo te Domine
Domine in auxilium meum
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Of a Rose Carol settings by Britten and Leighton (2007)
Sample track: Of a rose is all my song - Leighton
Website editor's notes: "Kenneth Leighton's carols are tragically underperformed masterpieces. This consideration, along with Ruth Marriott's spine-tingling soloing, induced me to make the track 'Of a Rose' available on the website despite its 6-minute duration making it far too long for a sample track. Enjoy!"
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
Stanford Magnificat for Double Chorus, Parry Songs of Farewell (2004)
Howells Requiem, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb (2002)
"...truly excellent performances...the recordings are beautifully accomplished....This is a fine disc, well worth the attention of all lovers of twentieth-century English choral music"
International Record Review
Music of the Tudors (2001)
Sacred music by Gibbons and Purcell (2000)
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
Romantic church music from Europe (1999)
"With music in four different languages (Latin, French, German and Italian), the disc demonstrates the outstanding skill of an extremely well-trained choir"