Advent Concert with the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge: THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Saturday 7th December 2019

Time 7.30pm

The Oxford Colleges have had it all  their own way so far, so we thought it was time to give Cambridge a chance.   Richard Pinel is the Director of Music at Jesus College Cambridge, and as Director of the Edington Music Festival he was keen to bring his choir to our lovely church for this very special annual concert.

He will be bringing his mixed voice choir of 26 choral scholars and two organists. Under his direction the choir has become a truly outstanding body of musicians, known for their energy, verve, immaculate tuning and beguiling tone.  They have a busy schedule of recordings, tours and concerts as well as their Chapel commitments, and their performance will be another in our series of superb concerts of Advent and Christmas music through the centuries.  As you can see from the programme, there is something there for everyone, and the chance to hear all three of Bach’s great organ works ‘Nun Komm’ as they progress in volume and style is pretty special.  There will be a couple of congregational items too.

Mulled wine and mince pies in the interval as always.

Front Nave (SOLD OUT) and Choir Stalls £20, rear nave (SOLD OUT) and raised sides £15, sides £10; 10% discount for Edington Angels, 18 and under FREE. Please add £2 per ticket if you buy on the door on the night.

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The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge

Director of Music Richard Pinel

Jason Richards

Organ Scholar

Dewi Rees

Assistant Organist

The programme

Richard Lloyd b.1933

Drop down

Matthew Martin b.1976

Adam lay ybounden

J.S.Bach 1685-1750

Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659: organ

Anon (c.1420)

There is no rose of such virtue

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 1525-1594

Magnificat Primi Toni


Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 660: organ

William Byrd 1543-1623



Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 661: organ

arr. Barry Ferguson b.1942

People, look East

Thomas Tallis 1505-1585

Audivi Vocem de Caelo


Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645: organ

Richard Madden b 1953


Morten Lauridsen b. 1943

O Magnum Mysterium

Robert Pearsall 1795-1856

In Dulce Jubilo

Marcel Dupre 1886-1971

Offertoire sur Il e ne le divin enfant: organ

Bob Chilcott b. 1955

The Shepherd's Carol