Nine Lessons & Carols

With a TV and radio audience of millions, the annual broadcast of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge, is an essential Christmas tradition for families all over the world. This album faithfully recreates the magic of the service, opening with a lone treble singing Once in royal David's city and closing with a rousing chorus of Hark! the herald angels sing. Also included is a selection of the more recent works specially commissioned for the festival, including carols by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Gabriel Jackson, Brett Dean, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Dominic Muldowney, Tansy Davies, and John Rutter.

KGS0001  110 minutes 51 seconds (2 discs)
BBC Music Magazine
'It's sure to be a favourite with choirs up and down the country for many Christmases to come' (The Observer)
'The recording is full and warm, unmistakably that of King’s College Chapel. If anything is to melt my inner-Scrooge and promote a festive atmosphere, this two-disc release is probably it' (Internatio ...