Concert at St Martin’s Church, Stamford

This Thursday, 27th March, The Gents are performing a concert at St Martin’s Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire. We’ll be spending the afternoon doing a workshop with the choirs at Stamford Endowed Schools before the concert at 7.30pm. This concert is open to the public and tickets can be bought via the Stamford Arts Centre website

Lent Term Concert – Sunday 16th March

A concert in memory of Dr George Guest (Director of Music, St John’s College 1951-1991) and in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We’ll be showcasing some new sacred and close-harmony repertoire ahead of our CD recording in September. Full price tickets are £20, and £10 for students. All proceeds will go towards Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets can be bought at the door, via phone (01223 313796) or via email (theahunter@aol.com). Join our Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/687272477986149/?ref=22) and we look forward to seeing many of you there

New Website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website! We hope you like its sleek design and user-friendly format. Check out our ‘Singers’ page for the biographies of the newest Gents.

New website coming soon…

Exciting news!

We are relaunching the Gentlemen of St John’s’ website in just a few weeks’ time, giving it a much needed makeover with a more modern and user-friendly look and design… so watch this space!

In the meantime, don’t forget you can keep up with the Gents and get in touch via the following links:

facebook

twitter

manager@gentlemenofstjohns.co.uk

LAZING

We’re delighted to announce that our new CD, Lazing, is now available to purchase online. We’re launching it officially at our annual Garden Party tomorrow, and we can’t wait. It’s the product of three days of recording last August, and we’re incredibly grateful to the whole production team who have done such a fantastic job.

For more information, and to purchase, visit the Lazing page.

Lent concert, Sunday 18th March 2012

We will be singing a selection of music for Lent including a new commission from young composer Matthew Martin as well as music from John IV of Portugal, Ockeghem, Gombert, Tallis, Leighton and Seers in St John’s College Chapel at 7.30 pm. Entry is FREE, with a charitable collection for the Global Poverty Project (http://www.globalpovertyproject.com/).

Concert in Leicester Cathedral, Thursday 22nd March 2012

We’ll be singing a concert in Leicester on March 22nd with music from John IV of Portugal, Byrd, Tallis and contemporary works by Martin, Wills, Seers and Walker. We’ll be singing a selection of folk songs and close harmony as well. It will also feature our guest organist Michael Heighway who will be playing music by Bach and Messiaen.

Tickets are available at £20/£15/£10 by cheque payable to ‘Leicester Cathedral’ from Claire Recordon, St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ. For credit card sales please contact The Guildhall on 0116 253 2569.

Happy New Year!

The Gents wish you all a happy and successful New Year! We’ve got plans for gigs and concerts galore, a CD to release and a Garden Party to plan! Our first resolution for 2012 is to reach the heady heights of 1000 followers on our Facebook page. We’re at 985 as of today, so only a few to go! Here’s the link: http://on.fb.me/u144Lq

The Gents at the Maypole

Sorry we’ve been away so long! Here’s our latest video (thanks to Varsitv) from our concert at the Maypole on November 30th to get you into the festive mood! You’ll find a lot of the tracks on our CD, A Gentle Christmas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E_oA5-J-iY

We’ve got loads planned for next year, including a Lent concert in St John’s College Chapel. Watch this space for more information.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Burghley House Concert

The Gents will be singing a concert at Burghley House on 1st October 2011 in celebration of the College’s Quincentenary this year. This is a return visit for us (we last performed there in November 2010) and is particularly special because Lady Margaret Beaufort, the founder of our College, was Lady of Deeping (nearby). William Cecil, who built Burghley House, was also a Johnian.

The concert is in aid of Cancer Research. For further information, including information on how to purchase tickets, please download the flyer.