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A solo chorister singing Once in Royal David's City begins the Christmas celebration from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. Stephen Cleobury directs the famous choir.

A solo chorister singing Once in Royal David's City begins the traditional celebration of Christmas from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. The world-famous choir, directed by Stephen Cleobury, sings glorious and well-loved carols, including In Dulci Jubilo, Away in a Manger, Dormi Jesu, O Holy Night and O Come All Ye Faithful. The story of the Nativity is told in the familiar words of the King James Bible, along with Christmas poems by Elizabeth Jennings, Thomas Merton and Christina Rossetti.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2015 11:00

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Order of Service

CAROLS from KING’S 2015
A Celebration of Christmas

from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge
with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Director of Music

STEPHEN CLEOBURY

Organ Scholars

TOM ETHERIDGE

RICHARD GOWERS

Cello

GUY JOHNSTON

Dean

The Revd Dr STEPHEN CHERRY
Dean and Director of Theology, King’s College, Cambridge

 

SERVICE


1. ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY by Henry John Gauntlett, descant: David Willcocks


Bidding Prayer: The Dean


2. IN DULCI JUBILO arr. R. L. de Pearsall

 

Reading: LUKE 1: 26-38


3. THE ANGEL GABRIEL arr. David Willcocks


4. OUT OF YOUR SLEEP Richard Rodney Bennett


5. THE VISITATION Elizabeth Jennings


6. ANGELUS AD VIRGINEM arr. Stephen Cleobury


7. THERE IS NO ROSE John Joubert


Reading: LUKE 2: 1, 3-7


8. DORMI JESU John Rutter


9. TOMORROW SHALL BE MY DANCING DAY arr. John Gardner


10. GOD REST YOU MERRY, GENTLEMEN arr. David Willcocks


Reading: LUKE 2: 8-16


11. AWAY IN A MANGER arr. David Willcocks


12. DE VIRGINE MARIA Carl Rütti


13. CAROL Thomas Merton


14. QUITTEZ, PASTEURS arr. Stephen Cleobury


15. O HOLY NIGHT arr. John Rutter


16. ALL SAINTS Christina Rossetti


17. LOVE CAME DOWN AT CHRISTMAS R.O. Morris


18. WHAT SWEETER MUSIC John Rutter


Reading: JOHN 1: 1-14


19. O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM Ola Gjeilo


Blessing: The Dean


20. O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL arr. David Willcocks


End of service.

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer James Whitbourn
Director Pamela Hossick
Conductor Stephen Cleobury

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