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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 21 2014 10:16 AM

With only a few days remaining before Christmas, I would urge you and remind you of the annual "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" broadcast from King's College, Cambridge.  You can find it at

http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/classical/holidays/display/web/2012/12/24/a-festival-of-nine-lessons-and-carols 

You might also wish to read a blog on why you should listen

http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/19/5-reasons-you-need-to-attend-a-lessons-and-carols-service-this-christmas/ 

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 21 2014 11:10 AM

Thanks for sharing George. I have not heard of this before but it looks interesting.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 21 2014 11:50 AM

This has always been a Christmas Eve morning tradition in my family. Love it!

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 21 2014 12:08 PM

Thanks George. I, also have not heard of this. I made a note to check it out.

Thanks again.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 21 2014 3:17 PM

I'm a big fan of choral music. Sounds good I put it on my calendar.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 21 2014 3:44 PM

George Somsel:

With only a few days remaining before Christmas, I would urge you and remind you of the annual "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" broadcast from King's College, Cambridge.  You can find it at

http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/classical/holidays/display/web/2012/12/24/a-festival-of-nine-lessons-and-carols 

You might also wish to read a blog on why you should listen

http://thefederalist.com/2014/12/19/5-reasons-you-need-to-attend-a-lessons-and-carols-service-this-christmas/ 

The concept of lessons & carols adapts readily into your church's Christmas Eve worship service. As a wonderful source of inspiration for changing it each year, the King's College web site has pdf files of the program for numerous prior years.

Thanks for posting this, George. I hadn't thought to actually listen to one of their services, though I've enjoyed sharing their concept for about the last 10 years.

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Ergatees | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 21 2014 10:58 PM
Wonderful suggestion. I had not learned of this before. Merry Christmas to you and your! And to all on the forum. Ergatees
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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 22 2014 8:29 AM

Thanks George

God Bless you always my Brother in Chris!

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 9:32 AM

In case you happened to miss the live broadcast (perhaps the time difference made it difficult or you didn't feel like getting up early [shame on you! Wink ], you can still hear the program for a limited time at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02f8l2j 

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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 10:04 AM

George Somsel:

In case you happened to miss the live broadcast (perhaps the time difference made it difficult or you didn't feel like getting up early [shame on you! Wink ], you can still hear the program for a limited time at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02f8l2j 

Thanks George. I got up early to listen to it but didn't get to listen to all of it as I had to run to Walmart with my mom to get last minute stuff.

God Bless you always my Brother in Christ!

James

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 11:42 AM

I tuned in late but heard bits and snatches of it in between breakfast noises and conversation with my dad.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 12:40 PM

In addition to listening to the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols I like to read A Christmas Carol by Dickens.  This year I found a wonderful old movie of the story.  http://www.garynorth.com/public/13260.cfm  It's near the bottom of the page.  Enjoy !

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 2:05 PM

George Somsel:
This year I found a wonderful old movie of the story.  http://www.garynorth.com/public/13260.cfm  It's near the bottom of the page.  Enjoy !

This is an amazing movie that is a classic. Our family tries to watch this most years. We watched half of it last night and the rest this morning.

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Alan Macgregor | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 2:52 PM

George Somsel:
With only a few days remaining before Christmas, I would urge you and remind you of the annual "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" broadcast from King's College, Cambridge.

This afternoon we watched a documentary about the sixty years since the  Kings College Choir was first televised. It's the sort of programme that the BBC do really well. You can see it at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04w0vg5/carols-from-kings-60-years-of-carols-from-kings

Enjoy. And a happy Christmas to you and yours all around the world. Peace on earth and goodwill to men.

Every blessing

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 4:16 PM

Alan Macgregor:

George Somsel:
With only a few days remaining before Christmas, I would urge you and remind you of the annual "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" broadcast from King's College, Cambridge.

This afternoon we watched a documentary about the sixty years since the  Kings College Choir was first televised. It's the sort of programme that the BBC do really well. You can see it at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04w0vg5/carols-from-kings-60-years-of-carols-from-kings

Enjoy. And a happy Christmas to you and yours all around the world. Peace on earth and goodwill to men.

Every blessing

Alan

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 5:40 PM

George Somsel:
In addition to listening to the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols I like to read A Christmas Carol by Dickens.

Yay, I got to hear the repeat of the FoNLaC this afternoon at 3pm EST on WMHT, in its entirety, while I was cooking the Christmas ham at my parents' house:

And my brother played Scrooge this year in A Christmas Carol (the musical version of it). Fortunately he is not really a Scrooge. Am enjoying spending Christmas with him and my sister and her family and my parents.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 7:20 PM

BillS:
The concept of lessons & carols adapts readily into your church's Christmas Eve worship service.

We've done a service of 9 lessons and carols for our Christmas eve service for 16 years (since 1998). People still say it's one of their favorites because it's still so meaningful. Of course we're no King's college, and we sing more traditional carols, but the lessons are mostly the same.

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James Hiddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 25 2014 8:16 PM

Rosie Perera:

George Somsel:
In addition to listening to the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols I like to read A Christmas Carol by Dickens.

Yay, I got to hear the repeat of the FoNLaC this afternoon at 3pm EST on WMHT, in its entirety, while I was cooking the Christmas ham at my parents' house:

And my brother played Scrooge this year in A Christmas Carol (the musical version of it). Fortunately he is not really a Scrooge. Am enjoying spending Christmas with him and my sister and her family and my parents.

Glad you had a nice Christmas and that ham looks really good!

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