The choir usually undertakes a recording each year; details of all releases are below. Should you wish to order a disc, please email the choir administrator Simon Fraser at email@example.com, 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"
"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 most recent CD is devoted to the work of Christ's alumna Annabel Rooney, the first recording of her choral music. In 2021 the choir will be recording a disc featuring Parry's Songs of Farewell.
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 Simon Fraser on firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
REGCD525 As a seed bursts forth: Choral Music by Annabel Rooney
"a blossoming talent and an original voice" - Presto Classical
Evening Service in D Major
O nata lux
Bless the Lord
Hear my prayer, O Lord
Sweet was the song the Virgin sung
The Lord's Prayer
Come, my way, my truth, my life
Close thine eyes
How calmly the evening
Evening Service 'Fourths'
Round me falls the night
Praise ye the Lord
This Infant of Mankind
To her son
Annabel read music at Christ’s, holding a university instrumental award on the cello. She continued her studies at the college with an MPhil and PhD on eighteenth-century opera. Now living in Devon, Annabel combines composing with instrumental teaching and playing.
Annabel began composing seriously in 2011, mostly writing sacred choral music, and her music has been performed regularly at Evensong at Christ’s since 2013. She has written several pieces specifically for David Rowland and Christ’s choir, such as the D major Canticles, The Lord’s Prayer, and ‘O nata lux’, which are recorded on the CD ‘As a seed bursts forth’. Other pieces written for Christ’s include the anthem ‘This day, good Lord’, commissioned for the Commemoration of Benefactors in 2018, and a set of Preces and Responses, premiered in college in February 2020.
Alongside regular appearances at Christ’s, Annabel’s music has been performed by choirs including those of Exeter and Ely Cathedrals, the Chapel Royal, and Selwyn College, Cambridge. Recent highlights have been the broadcast of ‘Misterium mirabile’ on Radio 3, as the introit to Evensong from Exeter Cathedral in December 2019, the publication of ‘O nata lux’, and the premiere of a specially-commissioned Mass for the Girls’ Choir of St Mary’ s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, on International Women’s Day in 2020.
REGCD511 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
REGCD446 Christmas from Christ's
'The singing is consistently good: the attack and ensemble are excellnt and the accompanists sensitive and supportive.'
Organist's Review, March 2016
A Cornish Carol
I saw a fair maiden
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
Wolf : Sechs Geistliche Lieder nach Gedicten von Eichendorff
REGCD375 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: Ave Maria
REGCD305 Choral works by Sir Philip Ledger (2009)
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
REGCD283 Scarlatti (2009)
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):
Music of the Tudors
Lamentations of Jeremiah, Part 1
Lamentations of Jeremiah, Part 2
John Taverner: O Christe Jesu
Robert White: Christe, qui lux es et Dies
Robert Parsons: Ave Maria
Ah, helpless wretch
O Lord, the maker
Sacred music by Gibbons and Purcell
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
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"
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)
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)
Ave Maria (Quattro pezzi sacri)
O salutaris hostia
Ave verum corpus