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Celebrate 100 years of 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols'

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The Choir of King's College is celebrating 100 years of 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.' BBC

We're celebrating 100 years of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This holiday season marks the centennial of the beloved Christmas Eve broadcast that originates every year from the Choir of King's College in Cambridge, England. Don't forget to listen Dec. 24, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (central), as we present it live.

🔊 Listen on Dec. 24

Prepare for this year's broadcast by downloading the official Order of Service program for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols beforehand.

Related links

2018 Order of Service Program Book

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Help the King's College Chapel and Choir — Support the 500-year-old chapel and its great musical tradition by donating online.

About the King's College Choir

History of the service

King's College Chapel website

2015: Go behind the scenes at King's College Chapel

King's Chapel Harrison & Harrison pipe organ website

In the queue at King's College

Giveaway

Our prebroadcast giveaway of 100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols — a 2-CD set that includes new performances from the Choir of King's College, as well as carols from the BBC archive not heard since the original broadcasts — has closed. Be sure to listen to the broadcast on Dec. 24, when a new giveaway will open.

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