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A traditional celebration of Christmas from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The famous Chapel choir sings carols including O Little Town of Bethlehem and Silent Night.

The traditional celebration of the Nativity from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, begins with a solo choirboy singing Once In Royal David's City and marks the real start of Christmas for people all over the United Kingdom.

The story of Christ's birth is told in the well-loved words of the King James' Bible and Christmas poems by Robert Southwell, U. A. Fanthorpe and T. S. Eliot. The famous Chapel choir under the direction of Stephen Cleobury sings carols old and new, including such favourites as O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, In Dulci Jubilo, Angels from the Realms of Glory, Bethlehem Down, and many others.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Christmas Eve 2011 17:45



Role Contributor
Producer James Whitbourn
Director Pamela Hossick
Executive Producer Tommy Nagra
Executive Producer David Kremer


  • Christmas Eve 2011 17:45

BBC Radio 4: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

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