Clare’s musical life

is so rich and varied

Nicholas Rimmer, pianist, former Organ Scholar (2000-03)

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Monday 17 October 2022 11.30am

Clare College Song Competition 2023

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge is delighted to announce the return of the Clare College Song Competition 2023. Open to singers and pianists aged 18-23 who are engaged in full-time study at Cambridge University, this is a great opportunity for emerging solo singers and piano accompanists studying at Cambridge University in the performance of Art Song. 

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Next Chapel Service

Thursday 1 December
Staff Carol Service | 7.00pm
VOLUNTARY Karg-Elert Von Himmel hoch, Op. 65
INTROIT J. S. Bach Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht
HYMN Hark! the herald angels sing (26 (Mendelssohn), arr. Willcocks, omit * v.)
Bidding and Lord’s Prayer
Reading Isaiah IX: 2–7
CAROL Cornelius arr. Atkins The Three Kings
HYMN The first Nowell (36 (The First Nowell), arr. Willcocks)
Reading Luke I: 26–38
CAROL Joubert There is no rose
HYMN O little town of Bethlehem (32 (Forest Green), arr. Vaughan Williams & Armstrong)
Reading Luke II: 1–7
CAROL Fanny Mendelssohn Gebet in der Christnacht
HYMN Ding! Dong! Merrily on high (see sheet, arr. Wood)
Reading Luke II: 8–19
CAROL Ola Gjeilo In the bleak midwinter
HYMN While Shepherds watched their flocks by night (42 (Winchester Old), arr. Willcocks)
Reading Matthew II: 1–12
CAROL Trad. arr. Jocelyn Hagen I saw three ships
HYMN Unto us is born a Son (39 (Puer nobis), arr. Willcocks)
Reading John I: 1–14
CAROL Gardner A Gallery Carol
HYMN O come, all ye faithful (30 (Adeste fideles), arr. Willcocks, omit vv. 3–5)
VOLUNTARY J. S. Bach Prelude in C, BWV 547
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