A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a Documentary programme.


A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas carols and hymns sung by the world-famous chapel choir, recorded on Christmas Eve in the candlelit chapel of King's College, Cambridge. Once in Royal David's City (descant Sir Stephen Cleobury). Bidding Prayer read by the Dean. Sussex Carol (arr. Vaughan Williams). First Lesson: Genesis 3: vv 8-15, 17-19 read by a chorister. The Truth from Above (Ralph Vaughan Williams/ arr. Christopher Robinson). Second Lesson: Genesis 22: vv 15-19 read by a choral scholar. Angels from the Realms of Glory (arr. Reginald Jaques). Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. Sir David Willcocks). Third Lesson: Isaiah 9: vv 2, 6-7 read by a representative of the Cambridge churches. It Came upon the Midnight Clear (descant John Scott). O Little Town of Bethlehem (Sir Henry Walford Davies). Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11: 1-4a, 6-9 read by the Chaplain. There is No Rose (Dame Elizabeth Maconchy). The Lamb (John Tavener). Fifth lesson: Luke 1: vv 26-35, 38 read by a member of College staff. The Angel Gabriel (2019 commission - Philip Moore). Joys Seven (arr. Sir Stephen Cleobury). Sixth lesson: Luke 2: vv 1-7 read by a representative of the City of Cambridge. Silent Night (arr. Sir Stephen Cleobury). Candlelight Carol (John Rutter). Seventh lesson: Luke 2: vv 8-17 read by the Director of Music. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night. Away in a Manger (arr. Sir Stephen Cleobury). Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2: vv 1-12 read by the Vice-Provost. Coventry Carol (Kenneth Leighton). Sir ChristÞmas (William Mathias). Ninth Lesson: John 1: vv 1-14 read by the Provost. O Come, All Ye Faithful (descant Sir David Willcocks). Collect and Blessing. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (descant Sir Philip Ledger). Organ voluntaries: In dulci jubilo (BWV 729) (Bach). Final from Symphonie VI (Louis Vierne). Director of Music - Daniel Hyde. Organ Scholar - D¾nal McCann. Chaplain - the Revd Andrew Hammond. Dean - the Revd Dr Stephen Cherry.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

When is A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 3 December 25th, 2:00pm. See more...