Cambridge Voices Christmas Concert at Babylon Gallery

Cambridge Voices Christmas Concert at Babylon Gallery

Fundraising event for Babylon ARTS

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: 
A 100th anniversary concert celebration led by Cambridge Voices


An intimate concert in the Babylon Gallery,
Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU

Doors and bar from 7pm, concert starts 7.30pm

Tickets: from Babylon ARTS Box Office Tel 01353 616991 or online
Also in person
 from our Box Office and Burrows Bookshop (High Street Passage, Ely)

£12 adults
(includes a glass of prosecco or spiced apple & mince pie)
£6 children (includes soft drink & mince pie)

Precisely 100 years ago, the very first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was held in the candlelit chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. With Its timeless mixture of carols, old and new, this annual harbinger of Christmas has now become famous the world over through its live broadcast, by the BBC, to over half a billion listeners every Christmas Eve. This intimate celebration concert, directed by Ian de Massini, himself a former choral scholar of that illustrious choir, presents a richly varied and entertaining sequence of carols that have featured in that annual carol service since 1918, including original carols and carol-arrangements from all six Directors of Music over the past century, alongside fascinating insights into the choir’s preparation for their live broadcast on December 24th.


Once in royal David’s city (arr. Arthur ‘Daddy’ Mann)

Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord)

In the bleak midwinter (Harold Darke)

Sing lullaby (arr. David Willcocks)

Stille Nacht (arr. Philip Ledger)

Away in a manger (arr. Stephen Cleobury)

I sing of a maiden (Ian de Massini)

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