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20141224Live from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge||Hymn: Once in Royal David's City (desc. Cleobury)|Bidding Prayer read by the Dean|A Babe is Born (Mathias)|First lesson: Genesis 3 vv 8-19 read by a Chorister|Remember, O Thou Man (Ravenscroft)|Adam Lay Ybounden (Ledger)|Second lesson: Genesis 22 vv 15-18 read by a Choral Scholar|One Star, at Last (Maxwell Davies)|In Dulci Jubilo (Praetorius)|Third lesson: Isaiah 9 vv 2, 6-7 read by a Representative of the Cambridge Churches|Sussex Carol (arr. Willcocks)|Hymn: Unto us is born a Son (arr. Willcocks)|Fourth lesson: Isaiah 11 vv 1-3a, 4a, 6-9 read by a Representative of the City of Cambridge|A Spotless Rose (Howells)|There Is No Rose (Medieval)|Fifth lesson: Luke 1 vv 26-38 read by a Representative of the sister College at Eton|Gabriel's Message (arr. Pettman)|Joys Seven (arr. Cleobury)|Sixth lesson: Luke 2 vv 1 -7 read by the Chaplain|Lullaby (Birtwistle)|In The Bleak Midwinter (Holst)|Seventh lesson: Luke 2 vv 8-16 read by the Director of Music|L'adieu des Bergers (Berlioz)|Hymn: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Willcocks)|Eighth lesson: Matthew 2 vv 1-12 read by the Vice-Provost|De Maria Virgine (Rütti - newly commissioned)|Ding, Dong, Merrily on High (arr. Wilberg/Stevens)|Ninth lesson: John 1 vv 1-14 read by the Provost|Hymn: O come, all ye faithful (arr. Willcocks)|Blessing|Hymn: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (desc. Cleobury)||Organ voluntaries:|In dulci jubilo (BWV 729) (Bach)|Symphony No. 6 in g minor Finale: Vivace (Widor) (broadcast on Radio 3 on Christmas Day only)||Director of Music: Stephen Cleobury|Organ Scholar: Douglas Tang|Producer: Philip Billson|||For many people around the world, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from the candlelit Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, marks the beginning of Christmas. It is based around nine Bible readings which tell the story of the loving purposes of God. They are interspersed with carols old and new, sung by the world-famous chapel choir who also lead the congregation in traditional Christmas hymns.
20141225Recorded yesterday in the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge||Hymn: Once in Royal David's City (desc. Cleobury)|Bidding Prayer read by the Dean|A Babe is Born (Mathias)|First lesson: Genesis 3 vv 8-19 read by a Chorister|Remember, O Thou Man (Ravenscroft)|Adam Lay Ybounden (Ledger)|Second lesson: Genesis 22 vv 15-18 read by a Choral Scholar|One Star, at Last (Maxwell Davies)|In Dulci Jubilo (Praetorius)|Third lesson: Isaiah 9 vv 2, 6-7 read by a Representative of the Cambridge Churches|Sussex Carol (arr. Willcocks)|Hymn: Unto us is born a Son (arr. Willcocks)|Fourth lesson: Isaiah 11 vv 1-3a, 4a, 6-9 read by a Representative of the City of Cambridge|A Spotless Rose (Howells)|There Is No Rose (Medieval)|Fifth lesson: Luke 1 vv 26-38 read by a Representative of the sister College at Eton|Gabriel's Message (arr. Pettman)|Joys Seven (arr. Cleobury)|Sixth lesson: Luke 2 vv 1 -7 read by the Chaplain|Lullaby (Birtwistle)|In The Bleak Midwinter (Holst)|Seventh lesson: Luke 2 vv 8-16 read by the Director of Music|L'adieu des Bergers (Berlioz)|Hymn: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Willcocks)|Eighth lesson: Matthew 2 vv 1-12 read by the Vice-Provost|De Maria Virgine (Rütti -newly commissioned)|Ding, Dong, Merrily on High (arr. Wilberg/ Stevens)|Ninth lesson: John 1 vv 1-14 read by the Provost|Hymn: O come, all ye faithful (arr. Willcocks)|Blessing|Hymn: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (desc. Cleobury)||Organ voluntaries:|In dulci jubilo (BWV 729) (Bach)|Symphony No. 6 in g minor Finale: Vivace (Widor) (broadcast on Radio 3 on Christmas Day only)||Director of Music: Stephen Cleobury|Organ Scholar: Douglas Tang|Producer: Philip Billson|||For many people around the world, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from the candlelit Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, marks the beginning of Christmas. It is based around nine Bible readings which tell the story of the loving purposes of God. They are interspersed with carols old and new, sung by the world-famous chapel choir who also lead the congregation in traditional Christmas hymns.