Carols from King’s 2018 (Video Download)

£9.99

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Henry Websdale & Donal McCann organ
Guy Johnston cello
Roderick Williams baritone
Directed by Stephen Cleobury

Released 19:00GMT on 24 December 2018

Video download (1080p, 2.7GB / 720p, 1.3GB).

SKU: KGS0044

A solo chorister sings Once in Royal David’s City to begin the traditional celebration of Christmas from the candlelit Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge.

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, directed by Stephen Cleobury, sings a glorious selection of carols, while the Christmas story is told in poetry and in the words of the King James Bible. The Choir is joined by cellist Guy Johnston and baritone Roderick Williams.

This is a high definition download of Carols from King’s as broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Eve 2018.

Please note: this is a large download that might take several hours to complete, depending on your internet connection. UK licence-fee payers will be able to stream & download this programme for 30 days following broadcast from BBC iPlayer. Download needs to be made to a laptop or desktop computer before transferring to an iPad or iPhone.

A solo chorister sings Once in Royal David’s City to begin the traditional celebration of Christmas from the candlelit Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. The world-famous choir, directed by Stephen Cleobury, sings a glorious selection of carols, including Silent Night (arr. Philip Ledger), What Sweeter Music (John Rutter) and a new carol by Judith Weir, O Mercy Divine. Baritone Roderick Williams and cellist Guy Johnston join the choir for Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Ralph Vaughan Williams). The Christmas story is told in the words of the King James Bible, a poem by Laurentia Johns OSB and a letter written from a soldier in France in 1915, telling of the Christmas Truce.

A BBC camera in the Chapel

The BBC filming in King’s College Chapel ahead of the broadcast of Carols from King’s.

Filmed 9 December 2018 by the BBC in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by kind permission of the Provost and Fellows.

Size 2.7GB (high resolution download); 1.3GB (medium resolution download) Video Format Colour NTSC HD 16:9 Audio Format 16bit 48kHz PCM stereo
Subtitles Subtitles may not be available on release day but will be available soon after Menus None Other Download includes service sheet

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