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100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols NEW RELEASE PRE ORDER(KGS0033)
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100 YEARS OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
Stephen Cleobury
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

For many, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the sound
of carols sung from King’s College Chapel, and each year over the
festive period millions around the world enjoy the Choir’s
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols. This two-part collection
celebrates 100 years of the iconic service with a mix of brand-new
performances and historical recordings not heard since the
original BBC broadcasts.

The first part of this special album tells the story of the service’s
long history, featuring Directors of Music David Willcocks,
Philip Ledger and Stephen Cleobury in recordings spanning from
1958 to 2017. A selection of traditional favourites are accompanied
by world premiere performances of contemporary carols,
commissioned by the College from leading contemporary
composers, including Judith Weir, Arvo Pärt, Thomas Adès and
John Tavener. The second part of the album features brand-new
recordings by today’s choir, who shine in cherished compositions
such as We Three Kings, The Shepherd’s Farewell and O Holy
Night.

100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols is a fitting tribute to one of
music’s greatest institutions: one that has brought joy to so many
since its inception at King’s 100 years ago and will continue to do
so into the future.


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