Carols from Kings

60th Anniversary Edition

1 DVD - Kings College Cambridge KGS0013
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The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
original title: Carols from Kings, 60th anniversary edition

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  • This DVD includes the full 2014 service and a 60-minute documentary detailing the history of this central component of the British Christmas tradition. Enjoyed in millions of homes each Christmas eve, 'Carols from King’s' is an enchanting hour and a half of choral worship, beginning with a lone chorister singing Gauntlett’s reverent 'Once in Royal David’s City' and concluding with the triumphant 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'.
    This special edition includes '60 Years of Carols from King’s', a BBC documentary narrated by Juliet Stevenson, which charts the history of the service since 1954. The film gives an insight into the tradition of selecting the soloists for 'Once in Royal David’s City', what goes on behind the scenes, what life is like for a chorister in the Choir and the impact these experiences have on generations of choristers.
    The release will be accompanied by an extensive international press and marketing campaign, as well as a video trailer.

    1 Once in royal David’s city H Gauntlett & A Mann, desc. S Cleobury, 2 Up! good Christen folk Piae Cantiones arr. G R Woodward
    3 A tender shoot O Goldschmidt, 4 Sussex Carol Traditional, arr. D Willcocks
    5 Stille Nacht F Gruber, arr. S Cleobury, 6 In the bleak mid-winter G Holst
    7 It came upon the midnight clear Traditional, arr. A Sullivan, desc. S Cleobury
    8 Gabriel’s message Basque Traditional, arr. E Pettman Benedicamus Domino P Warlock
    9 A spotless Rose H Howells, 10 Joys seven Traditional, arr. S Cleobury
    11 God rest you merry, gentlemen Traditional, arr. D Willcocks, 12 The Lamb J Tavener
    13 Ding! dong! merrily on high J Tabourot, arr. M Wilberg & P Stevens
    14 Noël nouvelet French Traditional, arr. S Jackson
    15 I saw three ships Traditional, arr. S Preston
    16 The Three Kings P Cornelius, arr. I Atkins
    17 A babe is born W Mathias
    18 God is with us J Tavener
    19 Hark! the herald-angels sing F Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, desc. S Cleobury
    20 Von Himmel hoch, BWV 606 J S Bach

    The Oldie. Choir & Organ, BBC Music Magazine, The Big Issue, Cathedral Magazine, Church of Scotland

  • The Choir of King's College
    Stephen Cleobury

    The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
    Stephen Cleobury

    11th Nov Organ Gala concert, The Chapel, Cambridge
    16th Dec. KCC will perform at The Royal Albert Hall
    24th Dec. 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols' at The Chapel, Cambridge
  • 1 DVD
    upc/ean. 0822231701323
    ref. KGS0013
    release date. 2015-11-13

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