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A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols: The Centenary Service - Cleobury

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols: The Centenary Service - Cleobury

Kings College  KGS0036

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Vocal


A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Gauntlett: Once in royal David’s City (desc. Cleobury)
Woodward: Up! good Christen folk
Anon: Adam lay ybounden, In dulci jubilo (arr. de Pearsall), I saw three ships (arr. Preston), Nowell sing we, Unto us is born a Son (arr. Wilcocks), Joys Seven (Arr. Cleobury), Adeste fideles: O come, all ye faithful (desc. Wilcocks)
Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Howells: A Spotless Rose
Tavener: The Lamb
Pärt: Bogoróditse Dyevo
Rutter: What sweeter music
Gruber: Stille Nacht (arr. Ledger)
Darke: In the Bleak Midwinter
Tye: While shepherds watched their flocks by night (desc. Cleobury)
Weir: O mercy divine
Mathias: Sir Christèmas
Mendelssohn: Hark! the herald angels sing
Bach: In dulci jubilo - Chorale Prelude, BWV 729

Guy Johnston (cello)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Henry Websdale (organ)
Stephen Cleobury (conductor)


In 2018 the Choir of King’s College celebrated 100 years of Nine Lessons & Carols, the iconic festival that is enjoyed by millions around the world each year at Christmas time. Conducted by Stephen Cleobury, this landmark performance is now available on the official anniversary release from King’s College Recordings.

Captured in the highest quality and presented in a stunning hardback book with over 60 pages of notes, commentary and photos documenting the festival’s legacy, Nine Lessons & Carols: The Centenary Service is the definitive account of the anniversary service and the opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime piece of musical history.

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Comment by Dissonance - October 22, 2019 (1 of 2)

Recorded live at 192kHz 24-bit PCM in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by kind permission of the Provost and Scholars, 24 December 2018. Guy Johnston plays a 1714 David Tecchler cello.

Comment by Mark Werlin - November 24, 2019 (2 of 2)

Sad news of Stephen Cleobury's passing: https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/articles/2994--obituary-sir-stephen-cleobury-1948-2019