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Exciting times for St John’s College Choir whose recording of Jonathan Harvey’s works, Deo,  is one of three nominations in the choral category of the BBC Music Magazine Awards for 2017.

Voting is open until February 24 to find the best recordings of 2016 so click below and cast your vote!

Meanwhile, Director of Music, Andrew Nethsingha is on sabbatical this term and the choir is delighted to welcome back John Challenger in his place. John was a chorister at Hereford Cathedral School and an Organ Scholar at St John’s from 2008-2011. He has been ‘borrowed’ from Salisbury Cathedral, where he is Assistant Director of Music.

John is thrilled to be back in Cambridge: “I am looking forward in particular to the Bach Cantata and Ash Wednesday Evensong, both of which contain some remarkable music. I was lucky to receive an unparalleled musical training whilst at St John’s, under the directorship of Andrew. The sound of this Choir had the most profound musical influence on me, so to be working daily with such exceptional musicians is an enormous privilege.”

Other good news from St John’s includes an MBE for former chorister Iestyn Davies, the announcement that Assistant Organist Joseph Wicks has been appointed Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral and former Organ student Paul Provost is to succeed Paul Hale as Rector Chori at Southwell Minster.