A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Live From Cambridge
Airs at 10 am on Dec. 24 on WQXR.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
At 10 am on Dec. 24, WQXR hosts a live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England. Hosted by Michael Barone, this annual concert features the King’s College Choir performing the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.
The festival was introduced in 1918, to bring a more imaginative approach to worship. It was first broadcast in 1928, and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world. The service includes carols and readings from the Bible. The opening carol is always "Once in Royal David's City," and there is always a new commissioned carol.