Charter Choir - Music

The Charter Choir performs a variety of choral music, ranging in era from plainchant to Henry Purcell to Arvo Pärt, and everything in between. Although music for the Anglican office of Evensong takes up the majority of the Choir’s repertoire, secular repertoire is also performed, especially for end-of-term concerts and College feasts.

The Choir also sings in the end-of-term concerts, organised by the Homerton College Music Society, and there are also occasional other weekend and weekday commitments, including cathedral visits, a Carol Service, and a Choral Eucharist on Ash Wednesday. At an average of four hours' commitment per week, the workload is light in comparison with other Cambridge choirs, but a high standard of music-making is nevertheless expected. The Charter Choir also plays an important part in the College's secular life, including singing at the College's main annual feast, the Charter Dinner.

The Charter Choir did not sing any services during Easter Term 2020; however, a virtual Choral Evensong will be held on Sunday 5th July, hosted by St John the Evangelist, Hills Road. Music by Dieterich Buxtehude, Amy Beach, and Ken Naylor will be performed. The service will be published online and available from 3pm onwards.

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