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New Choir CD now available

“let the thread of my song never be broken …” Rig Veda II.28

The latest recording from St Catharine’s weaves together many threads – ancient and contemporary, Western and Eastern, folk and classical. With works specially commissioned from contemporary composers such as Gabriel Jackson, Jonathan Green, Christopher Fox and Nigel Hess interleaved with spiritual songs from the early 17th century, the recording presents a unique tapestry of vocal colours, and with it a celebration of the diversity of music-making at St Catharine’s.

The CD includes:

Anthems from The Teares and Lamentations of a Sorrowful Soul (1614)
Canticles by Sally Beamish (St Catharine’s commission)
Benedictus by Nigel Hess (St Catharine’s commission)
Angeli, archangeli by Gabriel Jackson (St Catharine’s commission)
New works by Jonathan Green
with guest artist Merit Ariane Stephanos

Recorded in the chapel of St Catharine’s College on January 11, 12 and March 21, 22, 2011, the recording was made possible through the generosity of Dale Volberg Reed and John Shelton Reed.

To order a copy of The Thread of my Song (price: £11 + £1 p&p for UK, £2 for overseas),  please email 

Payment can be made by cheque, made out to St Catharine's College, and sent to College Music, St Catharine's College, Cambridge, CB2 1RL.

Alumni can order copies at the special price of £6 (+ £1 p&p for UK, £2 for overseas) direct from the Alumni Office at the College.

CD recordings are also on sale at the College Porter's Lodge.