Clare College Cambridge

Lent Term 2021

As we come to the end of the Lent Term we have reached the end of our ClareCast series, weekly online videos from the Chapel and Choir featuring readings, reflections and prayers from Clare members, as well as beautiful choral pieces from the Choir's Archives. A full archive of all of this term's and last term's online services and performances is available on the Choir's YouTube page, please click here.

However earlier this Lent Term, members of the Chapel Choir recorded themselves individually at home in John Stainer’s ‘God so loved the world’, and over the course of the last four weeks these have been stitched and edited together to create a virtual performance whilst we are still unable perform live music together.  The words and music, taken from Stainer's oratorio 'The Crucifixion’, prepare us for the days leading up to Easter and the church’s season of Passiontide, and will also form the focus of our final ClareCast of term released later this week.

This virtual performance of God so loved the world - following on our from Virtual Bach (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_wXbAJuihI) and A Virtual Clare Benediction (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnj8jipLTOI) created last year in the first UK lockdown - was released this morning across the Choir’s social media channels, and is available to view here: https://youtu.be/ob_QVV1UFdc.

If you have enjoyed our online services and performances this term please consider making a donation to Friends of Clare Music to support the ongoing music making at Clare College: https://www.clarealumni.com/pages/supporting-clare/friends-of-clare-music Donations to the Friends of Clare music are allocated by the Director of Music to enhance music at the College. Recent examples of expenditure include the installation of webcasting microphones and technology, installation of live streaming video technology, purchase of College instruments, support towards touring activities and student collaborations with external professional musicians. Current and future support is essential is to ensure that Clare remains an international centre of excellence in music making and scholarship.