Notes & Reviews:
Enjoyed in millions of British homes each Christmas eve, Carols from King's is an enchanting hour and a half of choral worship, always beginning with a lone chorister singing Gauntlett's reverent Once in Royal David's City and concluding with the triumphant Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. This DVD release includes the full 2014 service along with an hour-long BBC documentary narrated by Juliet Stevenson detailing the history of this central component of the British Christmas tradition since 1954. The documentary provides insight into the tradition of selecting the soloists, what goes on behind the scenes, what life is like for a chorister in the Choir, and the impact these experiences have on generations of choristersNotes & Reviews:
Run Time: 135 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
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Advent Carols from St. John's
Baroque Christmas - J.S. Bach: Concerto BWV 972; Wachet auf; Christmas Oratorio (exc); In dulci jubilo; Suite No. 3; Mozart: Mass K 427 "Great" (exc); Handel: Messiah (exc) / Barbara Bonney, Matthias Goerne (live, Freiburg Cathedral 1999) [DVD]
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1; Documentary 'The Breath of the Orchestra' - a portrait of the Orchestra of the 18th Century / Martha Argerich (period piano Erard, 1849) [DVD]
Easter from King's / Choir of King's College, Cambridge. Stephen Cleobury [DVD]
Chopin - A Documentary by Angelo Bozzolini / McFerrin, Barenboim, Argerich, Ashkenazy, Rosen, Lonquich, Harasiewicz [DVD]
Carlos Kleiber - In Rehearsal & Performance - music of Weber and Johann Strauss [DVD]
Home for the Holidays - Traditional Carols and behind the scenes glimpses / Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Alfie Boe, Tom Brokaw [DVD]
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Dorothee Mields; Damien Guillon; Thomas Hobbs; Peter Kooij. Philippe Herreweghe [DVD]
In Dulci Jubilo: Organ and choral music by various composers / Maxine Thévenot, organ and conductor; The Choirs of the Cathedral of St. John