A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Live From Cambridge

Airs at 10 am on Dec. 24 on WQXR.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Organ in Chapel at King's College, Cambridge Organ in Chapel at King's College, Cambridge (Lawrence OP/flickr)

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.

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Comments [5]

Steve Miller from Waccabuc NY

Is there a podcast or other download? I missed it Sat AM. It was highly recommended by a friend. Thanks

Dec. 25 2016 12:26 PM
Georgeanne Yehling from Wichita, KS

Loved listening this morning. Thank you.

Dec. 24 2016 04:48 PM
Shelly & Cami from Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Loved every bit of it - thank you!

Dec. 24 2016 11:31 AM
John Ferguson from Hackettstown, N.J.

Thanks to ZXR for broadcasting the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge.

Dec. 24 2016 11:31 AM
CastaDiva from New York, NY

Beautiful! I listen to this every year. It's an integral part of my Christmas celebration.

Dec. 24 2016 11:11 AM

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