A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
In 1918, the dean of King's Chapel, 34-year-old Eric Milner-White, wanted to try something innovative and beyond the standard liturgy of the Church of England. So, he wove together scripture and song, called on readers of various ages from school and town, and made up this truly magical progression that carries us from prophecy to fulfillment, from Old Testament foretelling to a birthday celebration.
This broadcast from King's College, Cambridge, England is a cherished global tradition. VPR broadcasts it live on Christmas Eve morning, with an encore presentation Christmas evening at 6pm.