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The traditional Christmas carol concert from King's College Chapel, Cambridge. Stephen Cleobury conducts the famous chapel choir in carols old and new.

The traditional Christmas carol concert from King's College Chapel, Cambridge. Stephen Cleobury conducts the famous chapel choir in carols old and new, including Once in Royal David's City, In Dulci Jubilo, Ding Dong Merrily On High and Angels from the Realms of Glory. The story of the Nativity is told in the words of the King James Bible and in Christmas poems by Edwin Muir, GK Chesterton and Ben Jonson.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2013 11:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Henry John Gauntlett

    Once in Royal David's City

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    In Dulci Jubilo

  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    Gabriel's Message

  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    Angelus ad virginem

  • Benjamin Britten

    A Hymn to the Virgin

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Bogoroditse Dyevo (Mother of God and Virgin)

  • Herbert Howells

    A Spotless Rose is Blowing

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    Ding! Dong! Merrily on High

  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    O Little Town of Bethlehem

  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    Rocking Carol

  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    A Virgin Most Pure

  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    Angels from the Realms of Glory

  • Bob Chilcott

    The Shepherd's Carol

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

  • William James Kirkpatrick

    Away in a Manger

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

    Sussex Carol

  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
  • John Francis Wade

    O Come, All Ye Faithful

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

Credits

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

Broadcasts

BBC Radio 4: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

BBC Radio 4: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Atmospheric coverage of the annual festival from King's College, Cambridge