Hosted by Michael Barone, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England.
The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music at 9 a.m. Central / 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 24, 2016 simultaneously on the Choral Stream and on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. There will be an encore broadcast on Classical MPR at 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern.
This year's new carol, commissioned by King's for this service, is by Michael Berkeley. A recording of This Endernight is available to pre-order through the Apple iTunes store and will be released immediately following the broadcast on Christmas Eve. Purchases support the Choir's future performing, touring and recording activities.
Pre-order through Apple iTunes.
This year's national broadcast of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is made possible by generous support from the Hognander Family Foundation.
"Carols from King's" DVD (60th Anniversary Edition) and "Favourite Carols from King's" CD.
Choristers of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Kevin Leighton / King's College Cambridge
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Keven Leighton / King's College Cambridge
King's College crested scarf is a traditional wool scarf in the college colors, approximately 72" (180 cm) in length, with the college crest embroidered on one end. It is manufactured in Ryder & Amies' own workroom.
courtesy Ryder & Amies