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Kings College Cambridge Carol Stories 2010

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Uploaded on Dec 11, 2010

Showing Friday December 24th on BBC 2 at 6:45pm

A solo chorister singing Once In Royal David's City begins this traditional celebration of Christmas from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The story of the Nativity is told in the familiar words of the King James Bible together with Christmas poems by Kevin Crossley-Holland, WH Auden and Charles Causley. The famous Chapel choir, conducted by Stephen Cleobury, sings carols old and new, including such favourites as The Sussex Carol, In Dulci Jubilo, Ding Dong Merrily On High, The First Nowell, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing By, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, Bethlehem Down and O Come, All Ye Faithful.

EMI release a live recording of the 2008 Festival
A Festival of Nine Lessons CD cover

EMI have released a live recording of the 2008 A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This double CD, released 2 November 2009, brings you the quintessential sound of Christmas.

The recording includes both traditional and modern carols. Some of the traditional carols are well known ('O Come, All Ye Faithful'; 'God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen'; 'Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing'), whilst others are less so ('Angels from the Realms of Glory'; 'Infant Holy, Infant Lowly'; 'A Spotless Rose'). Modern carols include 'Illuminare Jerusalem' by Judith Weir (1985), 'What Sweeter Music' by John Rutter (1987) and 'Mary', commissioned from Dominic Muldowney for the 2008 service.
The 2008 Festival marked the 80th anniversary of its first BBC broadcast in 1928 and the start of a year-long celebration of the 800th anniversary of Cambridge University.

You can buy the CD from the The Shop at King's, King's Parade, Cambridge or online from the Friends of King's website. All proceeds go to support the King's College Chapel and choir.

Watch this carol in full http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxq36I...

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