Easter from King’s (DVD)


The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Directed by Stephen Cleobury

Released 23 March 2015


SKU: KGS0009

Featuring seasonal hymns and readings alongside choral favourites, including Allegri’s Miserere, the Lacrimosa from Mozart’s Requiem, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah and Cesar Frank’s Panis Angelicus, Easter from King’s presents a contemplation of Christ’s death and resurrection.

This world-famous choir is perhaps best-known for its Christmas broadcasts, but gives daily sung services in the beautiful surroundings of King’s College Chapel. Cameras are normally forbidden during services, so this DVD provides a rare opportunity to experience the choir engaged in its core activity, celebrating the most important festival of the Christian calendar.

Broadcast originally at Easter 2014. 74 mins running time.
A BBC Religion and Ethics Production for BBC TWO.

Processional Hymn: There is a Green Hill Far Away
Bidding prayer
Miserere mei Allegri, Gregorio
First Reading
Hosianna dem sohne Davids Gesius, Bartholomäus
Second Reading
Hymn: Ride on, ride on in majesty
Third Reading
Panis angelicus Franck, César
Ave verum corpus Byrd, William
Fourth Reading
Ah, holy Jesu Crüger, Johann arr. Johann Sebastian Bach
Lacrimosa Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Fifth Reading
Crux fidelis King John IV of Portugal
O saviour of the world Ouseley, Frederick Arthur Gore
Hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross
Sixth Reading
Christe, adoramus te Monteverdi, Claudio Giovanni Antonio
Were you there? Trad arr. James Whitbourn
Seventh Reading
This joyful Eastertide Trad arr. Charles Wood
Hallelujah (from Messiah) Handel, George Frediric
Eighth Reading
Ninth Reading
Let all the world Vaughan Williams, Ralph
The Prayer & Blessing
Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today
Organ Voluntary: Christ lag in todesbanden, BMV625 Bach, Johann Sebastian
Total playing time – 73:05

Filmed 13-15 December 2013, by the BBC, in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by kind permission of the Provost and Fellows.

Video Format Colour, DVD5 (Region 0 – Worldwide) NTSC SD 16:9 Audio Format 16bit 48kHz PCM stereo
Subtitles None Menus English Other Booklet enclosed contains text of the service sheet