Choir: News

Jackson 'Passion' Recording Nominated for BBC Music Magazine Award

The Choir’s recording of Gabriel Jackson’s The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ has been shortlisted in the Choral Category of the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2020.

There are seven award categories, each shortlist selected by a jury of expert critics and representing the very best classical recordings reviewed in BBC Music Magazine in 2019. The lists are now open to a public vote, which runs until Wednesday 19 February.

Jackson 'Passion' Recording is BBC Music Magazine Choral Choice

Awarding five stars for both the performance and the recording, BBC Music Magazine has selected the choir's recording of Gabriel Jackson's The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ as its Choral & Song Choice for May 2019. Their reviewer said:

"This outstanding recording of Gabriel Jackson’s retelling of the Passion story bursts with energy... Jackson’s engaging score is richly colourful and his instrumental writing proves a particular highlight."

Evensong, Saturday 11 May

Potential Choral and Organ Scholars joined Merton College Choir for Evensong on Saturday 11 May 2019.

BBC Broadcast

Choral Evensong was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 26 December 2018. The College Choir sang music by Parry, Dyson, Bainton and Holst.