Record label releases Christmas centenary recording


The King's College record label has released a live recording of the 100th anniversary Christmas Eve service, which can for the first time in its history be heard in surround-sound. A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols: The Centenary Service is being made available to stream, download and buy in the SACD physical format as part of a hardback souvenir booklet.

The world-famous service, held in King's College Chapel since 1918, has been broadcast live around the world by the BBC and other local public broadcasters almost every year since 1928. In 2018 King's celebrated the 100th anniversary of this Christmas institution, while at the same time marking the final Christmas for the long-serving Director of Music, Sir Stephen Cleobury. Alongside the BBC broadcast trucks, engineers for the King's record label recorded the Festival for the first time in high-resolution surround-sound, capturing the momentous occasion for posterity.

The recording of this iconic service is accompanied by more than 50 pages of images and text on the service and its history and is presented in a premium hard-back booklet. It is available from our record label as well as streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify:

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