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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Rehearsal still from A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Benjamin Sheen / King's College, Cambridge

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, 2015. There will be an encore broadcast at 5 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Eastern.

You will be able to listen at this link:

Listen (5 p.m. CST 12/24/2015)

You can download the full details of the festival liturgy and follow along with this PDF of the Service Program Booklet.

And this year is an extra special one for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: 2015 marks the 500th anniversary of the completion of the King's College Chapel.

Related Links

2015 Service Program Book

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

About the King's College Choir

History of the service

King's College Chapel website

Go behind the scenes at King's College Chapel

The Chapel Foundation's website

Give Your Child a Voice, Become a Chorister

King's Chapel Harrison & Harrison pipe organ website

In the queue at King's College

This year's national broadcast of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is made possible by generous support from the Hognander Family Foundation.

Rehearsal still from A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Benjamin Sheen / King's College, Cambridge
An illustrated spread from the book, 'King's College Chapel 1515 - 2015: Art, Music and Religion at Cambridge'. MPR photo
Cover of the book, 'King's College Chapel 1515 - 2015: Art, Music and Religion at Cambridge'. MPR photo
Chapel of King's College, Cambridge Tom Williamson
King's College, Cambridge Tom Williamson

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