The Choir of Clare

College sang with

great and

subdued beauty.

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Media Gallery

  • BRITTEN: A Ceremony of Carols

    A promo video for our new album, A Ceremony of Carols. Purchase/listen via our Listen & Shop page! 5:06
  • Ross - Abide with me

    The Choir of Clare College sing Abide with me arr. Graham Ross, recorded live from on 2 November 2020 in Clare College Chapel. 5:57
  • BRITTEN: This little Babe

    A teaser from our new album! Graham Ross conducts The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and harpist Tanya Houghton in works by Benjamin Britten, including his festive masterpiece, A Ceremony of Carols. 1:30
  • A Virtual Clare Benediction (Clare College / Graham Ross)

    With the help of more than 200 of Clare College's musical alumni, conductor Graham Ross assembled something special for all students around the world unable to graduate in the usual way in 2020… 5:06
  • Virtual Bach (The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge/Graham Ross)

    With love to our friends and supporters in the Netherlands and around the world! 4:57
  • STABAT: Pärt/Vasks/MacMillan (Choir of Clare College, Cambridge/Ross)

    Recorded into the depths of the night in the acoustics of the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral and All Hallow's Church, Gospel Oak, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge explores five works of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt spanning 20 years: 'Da Pacem, Domine', the mesmerising 'The Woman with the Alabaster Box', his Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis settings, and, joined by the strings of The Dmitri Ensemble, his emotionally-charged 'Stabat Mater'. Conductor Graham Ross sits these compositions alongside two major works by composers that share something of Pärt's unmistakable soundworld: the 2009 Miserere setting by the Scottish composer James MacMillan, and the atmospheric 'Plainscapes' by Pēteris Vasks - inspired by the flatlands of the composer's native Latvia. 4:34
  • Pärt Da pacem, Domine (Joe)

    “it's simultaneously beautiful and haunting”: Choir member Joe on Arvo Pärt’s ‘Da pacem, Domine’, from our new album on harmonia mundi. 1:00
  • Vasks Plainscapes | promotional video

    3:18
  • Vasks Plainscapes (Matilda)

    “the final effect is really beautiful”: Choir member Matilda talks about Pēteris Vasks’s incredible ‘Plainscapes’ from our new album on harmonia mundi 1:00
  • Arvo Pärt: Nunc Dimittis | promotional video

    2:35
  • Pärt Magnificat (Helena)

    “a sense of peaceful acceptance and understanding”: Soprano soloist Helena has fond memories of recording Arvo Pärt’s ‘Magnificat’ for our new album on harmonia mundi. 1:00
  • MacMillan Miserere | promotional video

    1:58
  • Graham Ross playlist for Bliss Radio on Apple Music

    Conductor and Director of Music Graham Ross has curated a beautiful playlist for Bliss Radio on Apple Music. Check it out and enjoy your listening! 1:00
  • Pärt Nunc Dimittis (Rebecca)

    “a lovely moment of peace and quiet”: Soprano Rebecca reminisces about our recording of Arvo Pärt’s ‘Nunc dimittis’. 0:45
  • MacMillan Miserere (Julia)

    “there was such an incredible atmosphere”: Currently on her year abroad, soprano Julia has special memories of our recording sessions of James MacMillan’s ‘Miserere’. 1:00
  • Pärt The Woman with the Alabaster Box (Sophie)

    “every time I sing it I fall in love with it all over again”: Choir Administrator Sophie (Alabaster!) will forever be linked and associated with ‘The Woman with the Alabaster Box’! 1:00
  • Pärt Stabat Mater (Theo)

    “Pärt’s writing reminds me of the sparse, crystalline landscapes I’m experiencing here in Siberia”: Arvo Pärt’s ‘Stabat Mater’, the final track on our album, made a big impression on countertenor Theo, who sends this video from snowy Russia whilst on his year abroad! 0:53
  • STABAT: Pärt/Vasks/MacMillan | promotional video outtakes

    Not all the promotional videos for our STABAT album went quite according to plan (!) 1:33
  • Ēriks Ešenvalds | Stars - The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

    The Choir performs 'Stars' by Ēriks Ešenvalds in a rehearsal before Compline. 5:09
  • O lux beata Trinitas: Music for Trinity

    The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge Graham Ross | director Graham Ross concludes his exploration of music for the liturgical calendar with a programme focusing on the Holy Trinity, as reflected in music of the Russian and British traditions. Exploring works from the New Russian Choral School, Renaissance masters, 20th century Britain and contemporary composers, Graham Ross skilfully highlights the correspondences between these choral traditions that have become established over the centuries around the mystery of the Trinity. 3:00
  • The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - MATER ORA FILIUM: Music for Epiphany

    3.00
  • Haec dies: Music for Easter

    2.25
  • Lassus - Aurora Lucis Rutilat

    3.22
  • Remembrance

    Remembrance disc trailer 3.22
  • Claudio Monteverdi | Nisi Dominus

    The Choir performs 'Nisi Dominus' by Claudio Monteverdi at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA. 4:55
  • William Walton | The Twelve

    The Choir performs 'The Twelve' by William Walton in Hendrix College, Conway AR, USA. 11:04
  • Ascendit Deus: Music for Ascensiontide & Pentecost

    Trailer. Released March 2015 0:45
  • Recordings Showcase

    A showcase of the Choir's ongoing recording series with Harmonia Mundi USA of Music for the Church Year, with an introduction to our forthcoming release 'Ascendit Deus: Music for Ascensiontide and Pentecost', released on 9 March 2015. 1:40
  • Full Concert - Hendrix College, AR

    The Choir's 'Rejoice in the Lamb' concert programme, performed at Hendrix College, AR on their USA Sept. 2014 Tour. 1:34:15
  • Bogoroditsye Dyevo

    'Bogoroditsye Dyevo' by Sergei Rachmaninov, sung live by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, directed by Graham Ross. 3:14
  • Compline - Clare College Chapel

    A service of Compline, sung live by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, directed by Graham Ross Recorded in Chapel of Clare College, Cambridge, UK 28:51
  • Händel: Conc. Gr. Op. 3 nr. 2, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne

    Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & European Union Baroque Orchestra Conductor - Lars Ulrik Mortensen Georg Frideric Händel (1685-1759) Te Deum 'Utrecht' HWV 278 (1713) Jubilate 'Utrecht' HWV 279 Filmed at Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, 31st August 2013 41:35
  • Händel: Te Deum Utrecht, Jubilate Utrecht

    Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & European Union Baroque Orchestra Conductor - Lars Ulrik Mortensen Georg Frideric Händel (1685-1759) Te Deum 'Utrecht' HWV 278 (1713) Jubilate 'Utrecht' HWV 279 Filmed at Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, 31st August 2013 45:13
  • Purcell - Hear my prayer - Choir of Clare College Cambridge

    Choir of Clare College Cambridge singing Purcell 2:08
  • Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (Purcell): Thou Knowest, Lord (polyphonic setting) and March

    4:07
  • Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (Purcell): from March to Canzona

    10:43
  • Purcell - Te Deum in D major, Z. 232 (Part 1)

    5:03
  • Purcell - Te Deum in D major, Z. 232 (Part 2)

    6:36
  • Purcell - Lord, How Long Wilt Thou Be Angry

    The Choir of Clare College Cambridge singing Lord, How Long Wilt Thou Be Angry by Henry Purcell 3:22