Posted on December 7, 2021

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Join us on the radio on Friday, December 24, 2021, at 7:00 AM PT for Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcasting LIVE from King’s College, Cambridge in Cambridge, England. Listen at 89.9 KQAC FM in Portland or anywhere in the world via our live player.

This program was first introduced to King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve 1918, to offer solace to people who were distressed, exhausted, and bereaved at the end of the First World War. Though not invented at King’s College, it was introduced by then Dean, Eric Milner-White, who wrote his own intro to set the scene for the reading of the lessons and singing of the carols.

In 2020, King’s College added a special call for health, peace over the whole earth, and a remembrance of the isolated as well as the lonely during this time of year. Every year, Nine Lessons teaches us the importance of peace and keeping an attitude of kindness towards others. Learn more.

This live broadcast of Nine Lessons and Carols is part of All Classical Portland’s beloved Festival of Carols.

All Classical Portland’s full 2021 Holiday Programming.


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