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