© 2024 WXXI Public Broadcasting, 280 State St. Rochester, NY 14614, (585) 325-7500
Celebrating 50 years on FM 91.5
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
As we travel through the year, Classical 91.5 will present a number of seasonal or holiday specials. Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out what specials we're offering to delight you and enrich your holiday celebrations.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2023, Sun 12/24 @ 10:00am LIVE from King's College Cambridge

The 2023 Order of Service is now available to download here: https://files.apmcdn.org/production/970e5ea9006171fedbf98a4b75063489.pdf

Nine Lessons King's College
Photo used with kind permission of the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols airs at 10am on Sunday, Dec. 24, hosted by Michael Barone. If you can't be available to hear the live broadcast, an archive will be available hereas on-demand audio for 30 days.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presents a live, world-wide Christmas Eve service of Biblical readings, carols, and seasonal Classical music, presented by one of the world’s foremost choirs of men and boys at the 500-year-old Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge.

A new work has been commissioned for the Christmas Eve service every year since 1983. This year, we'll hear the premiere of the newly commissioned carol “The Cradle,” composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad from a setting of an English translation by Robert Graves of an anonymous 17th-century Austrian text.

Further information:

Information on the BBC radio broadcast: