Next Episode of Carols from King's is
Season 2018 / Episode 1 and airs on 24 December 2018 17:45
A celebration of Christmas with the annual televised service from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
The story of the Nativity is told against the backdrop of this year's carol concert.
A solo chorister sings Once In Royal David's City to begin the traditional celebration of Christmas from The Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The world-famous choir, directed by Stephen Cleobury, sings a glorious selection of carols, including Ding! Dong! Merrily on High (Wilberg), The Holly and the Ivy, The Three Kings (Cornelius) and O Come All Ye Faithful. The Christmas story is told in the words of the King James Bible and in poems by Rowan Williams, Charles Causley and U.A Fanthorpe.
This traditional and much-loved celebration of the birth of Christ is, for many, the true start of Christmas.
A solo chorister sings Once In Royal David's City and heralds a glorious feast of Christmas words and music from the candlelit fan-vaulted splendour of the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The world-famous choir, directed by Stephen Cleobury, sing carols old and new including the Sussex Carol (arr. Ledger), the Linden Tree Carol (arr. Cleobury), O Holy Night (arr. John Rutter), Illuminare Jerusalem (Weir), the Magi's Dream (Whitbourn) and O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen). The story of Christmas is told in the words of the King James Bible and in poems by Christina Rossetti and Christopher Pilling.
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