A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

December 22, 2011

St. Paul, Minn. — Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Part of a 600-year-old British choral tradition dating back to the reign of King Henry VI, Choir of King's College is known to many Minnesota Public Radio listeners from our exclusive U.S. broadcast of its signature Christmas Eve performance. Made up of 16 choristers, 14 choral scholars and two organ scholars, the men and boys of the choir typically perform six days a week at King's College Chapel in Cambridge.

This feature is part of Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Holiday Programming.

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