Celebrate with 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols'
Hosted by Michael Barone, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a live music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England.
The 30-voice King's College Choir performed the legendary A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of biblical readings and music at 9 a.m. central (10 a.m. eastern) on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, simultaneously on the Choral Stream and on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. There was an encore broadcast on Classical MPR at 7 p.m. central (8 p.m. eastern).
This year's new carol, commissioned by King's to be heard for the first time in public at this service, is by Welsh composer Huw Watkins, who studied at King's as an undergraduate and is now professor of composition at the Royal Academy of Music. It is a setting of part of the welsh Plygain carol Carol Eliseus. On Christmas Day, you can get a free copy of it through the Daily Download.