100 Years of King’s Carols documented in BBC show

PUBLISHED: 10:08 14 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:20 14 December 2018

100 years of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s Choir in Cambridge will be shown on BBC Two on December 21. Picture: BBC.

100 years of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s Choir in Cambridge will be shown on BBC Two on December 21. Picture: BBC.

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A special documentary on 100 years of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s Choir in Cambridge will be shown on BBC Two this festive season.

It will feature behind the scenes access to King’s musical performances throughout 2018 and their preparations for Christmas.

It is the first time they have given cameras access to the famous annual carol service.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols began 100 years ago at the end of the First World One as a reaction to the horrors of trench warfare and remains an unbroken tradition at King’s.

BBC cameras follow the last 12 months in the life of the choristers and choral scholars at King’s - where they take part in more than 200 services.

There will also footage with former chorister David Briggs, who sang in the first radio broadcast of the service in 1928.

The documentary will air on December 21 on BBC Two.


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