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Jesus College choir to perform Christmas concert next week in Cambridge

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Choristers of Jesus College, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell
Choristers of Jesus College, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

The college's chapel will host the event at 7.30pm on Tuesday, December 12.

The choristers at Jesus College regularly perform in the chapel, the oldest college chapel in Cambridge, which dates back to 1157.

Jesus College, founded out of the ancient nunnery of St Radegund in 1496, has a long and rich tradition of church music.

It is unique in maintaining two choirs: the Chapel Choir, made up of boy choristers and adult male singers, and the College Choir – formed in 1982 – which welcomes female undergraduates.

In addition to the weekly schedule of choral services, members of the choirs also take part in recordings, a recent example of which saw the boy choristers contribute to the recently released Christmas single, Merry Christmas, by prog rock band Big Big Train.

Richard Pinel, director of music at Jesus College, said: “During university term, there are four choral services a week and anyone is welcome to attend them.

“We’re doing a generic Christmas concert on Tuesday the 12th at 7.30 and tickets are on the door or from the ADC ticketing website.”

The choirs of Jesus College Cambridge will be joined at the event in the college chapel by Dewi Rees and Jordan Wong on piano and organ.



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