ST. JOHN'S VOICES
Founded in 2013, St John’s Voices is already developing an enviable reputation for its high-quality and emotionally charged performances. Established in order to sing evensong weekly in the College Chapel, the Voices have already established themselves as one of the most quickly evolving and ambitious choirs in Cambridge.
They undertook their first foreign tour in December 2015, and performed Messiah to sell-out halls in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2016, and plans are developing for tours to the US, Canada and Colombia. St John’s College Cambridge was founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. The College choir began singing in the Chapel in the 1670s, and since the 1950s it has developed into one of the world’s most distinguished choirs. Music of all kinds plays an important role in College life, from Jazz at John’s to the new St John’s Festivals. Musical alumni of the College include singers Iestyn Davies and Simon Keenlyside and composers Robin Orr and Jonathan Harvey.