Carols For Choirs

In the run up to CHRISTMAS, former King's Singer Alastair Hume uncovers the history of four carols and, in the process, visits four choirs.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
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01Canterbury Cathedral Choir And The Wexford Carol19981221
01Mary's Boy Child1999122120001224

Former King's Singer Alaistair Hume goes in search of the origins of popular CHRISTMAS carols, beginning with `Mary's Boy Child'.

Part two follows later tonight, at 11.00.

02Hereford Cathedral Choir And The Folk Music Of The Ukrainian Steppe19981222
02O Little Town Of Bethlehem1999122320001224

Alaistair Hume searches for the origins of favourite CHRISTMAS carols.

He examines the words and music of `O Little Town of Bethlehem'.

03Vom Himmel Hoch19981223

Paisley Abbey and a Scottish version of the Lutheran CHRISTMAS hymn `Vom Himmel Hoch'.

04 LASTThe Choir Of King's College Cambridge19981224

prepare for this year's Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.