It is broadcast over the BBC (American Public Radio) from the King's College Chapel, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, and starts at 8:00 AM Mountain Standard Time. That's 3:00 PM (15:00) in Great Britain.
The broadcast originates from an ancient venue. Construction on the chapel, which is 50 miles north of London, began in AD 1446.
You can listen to the broadcast live on Classical 89 radio (FM 89.1 in Salt Lake County and 89.1/89.5 in Utah County) or you can listen to streaming audio over the Internet on the BBC Radio 4 or Classical 89.
Here is the order of the 90-minute service. The actual carols or hymns performed may vary somewhat from the program below. A new hymn—one has been commissioned annually since 1982—will be added to the program.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Processional Hymn: "Once in Royal David's City"
- Carol: "If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing"
- Carol: "Remember, O Thou Man"
- Carol: "Adam lay ybounden"
- Carol: "Angels from the Realms of Glory"
- Carol: "In Dulci Jubilo"
- Carol: "Nowell Sing We Now All and Some"
- Hymn: "Unto Us is Born a Son"
- Carol: "The Lamb"
- Carol: "A Spotless Rose Is Blowing"
- Carol: "I Sing of a Maiden"
- Carol: "The Night when She First Gave Birth" ("Mary")
- Carol: "Sweet Baby, Sleep! What Ails My Dear?" ("Wither's Rocking Hymn)"
- Carol: "What Sweeter Music Can We Bring"
- Carol: "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly"
- Hymn: "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"
- Carol: "Illuminare Jerusalem"
- Carol: "Glory, Alleluia to the Christ Child"
- Hymn: "O Come, All Ye Faithful" ("Adeste Fideles")
- Hymn: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
I love traditional English choir music and look forward to tuning in. I hope you enjoy the program as well.