Advent Carols from St John’s College, Cambridge

The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, directed by Andrew Nethsingha, (son of Old Thomian and former fellow Revd Roy Yin –trained STC chorister & organist, Lucian Nethsingha, former Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral) sang their Advent Carols Service last night our time (4pm GMT) and it was broadcast live yesterday on BBC 3 and on BBC i-Player over the internet.

If you are interested, you can hear their service, lasting some 90 minutes, on your computer over the internet. The organ is ‘driven’ by the Senior Organ Scholar, Freddie James.  The programme, copied below FYI, covers a wide range from modern special commissions to traditional favourites, and ends with some Bach – (Wachet auf….).

If you Google, then select RADIO from the display, click on Radio 3, the day’s programmes will be displayed (or you can find it in the search section), from which you select the service which was broadcast. There is some music and chatter before the broadcast programme gets underway. They usually retain everything they broadcast for a week, a bit longer if the programme is an interesting one. It is available for listening for just seven days.