While our main interest on this blog is the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols itself, the service "Carols from Kings" (which is pre-recorded for television broadcast) is certainly more internet-friendly.
It is important to clarify that though there is some overlap in the music of "Carols from Kings" and the "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols", these are two distinct services. The Festival itself is heard as a live audio broadcast and is not video-recorded.
One similarity between the services, however, is the splendid effect of the fading winter sunlight through the stained glass of the chapel as the service progresses. This effect is well captured on video. At the request of the BBC, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols begins a little after 3 p.m. This year, the sun set at 3:51 p.m.
Here are the carols from this year's "Carols from Kings".
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