“A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” from King’s College, Cambridge, England

December 25, 2017
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on FM 90.9 “The New York Philharmonic This Week” is pre-empted by “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” recorded late last night at King's College, Cambridge, England. The Choir of King’s College Cambridge perform this legendary service of Biblical readings and music.

Monday December 25: A Holiday Special: “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”

“The New York Philharmonic This Week” [TNYPTW] (NYP 18-13) pre-empted this week.

TNYPTW is now heard on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m.

Michael Barone hosts this live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) 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.

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Stephen Cleobury, Music Director

Once in Royal David's City

Darke: In the bleak mid-winter

Richard Elfyn Jones: Adam’s Fall

Arr. Cleobury: Love came down at Christmas

J.S. Bach: How shall I fitly meet thee?

Arr. Ledger: I saw three ships

Judith Weir: Illuminare, Jerusalem

Arr. Cleobury: O little town of Bethlehem

Howells: A spotless rose

Tavener: The Lamb

Arr. Pettman: Gabriel’s Message

Cleobury: The Linden Tree Carol

Huw Watkins: Carol Eliseus (World Premiere)

Arr. Willcocks: Away in a manger

Francis Jackson: Can I not syng but hoy?

Arr. Willcocks: God rest you merry, gentlemen

Arr. Neary: We three kings of Orient are

Whitbourn: The Magi’s Dream

Arr. Willcocks: O come, all ye faithful

Desc. Cleobury: Hark! The herald angels sing


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