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Christmas Day 2008 22:15 BBC Radio 4

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 23 December 2008

As the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College Cambridge marks its ninetieth birthday, former choir member Brian Kay uncovers the WWI origins of the service and explores its enduring appeal.

Those sharing their memories include former director of music Philip Ledger and organ scholar-turned-conductor Sir Andrew Davis.

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