100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols


The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, David Willcocks, Philip Ledger
Released 9 November 2018

2CD

Celebrating 100 years of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, this double-CD album features brand-new recordings of favourite carols.

Celebrating 100 years of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, this double-CD album features brand-new recordings of favourite carols by today's choir alongside remarkable historical recordings taken from the original BBC broadcasts of the service as far back as 1958. Among the historical tracks are world premiere performances of works by Judith Weir, Arvo Pärt and Thomas Adès, as well as carols by Bob Chilcott, Peter Warlock and John Rutter. New recordings include Tavener's stunning The Lamb and John Rutter's arrangement of O Holy Night.

 

The Choir's latest recordings are released on the College's own label and available to buy or download online.
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Listen to some of our recent recordings of services and performances from the Chapel of King's College, free and online.

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