100 Years of King’s Carols: A new BBC documentary

The new BBC Two documentary celebrating the centenary of King's College, Cambridge's Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

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For the first time, cameras have been allowed access to the Choir of King's College, Cambridge's annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. To celebrate ther service's 100th anniversary, BBC Two will be following the choir's rehearsal process and the preparations for the big day.

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The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols began 100 years ago in the wake of the First World War, as a reaction to the horrors of war and the need to unite the community in faith. 

The BBC Two programme will be shown on 21 December at 7pm.

This year's Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day on Radio 3 (with full organ voluntaries).

Read more about the centenary of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in the Christmas 2018 issue of BBC Music Magazine.

Stills from the documentary can be seen below:

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