A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is the Christmas Eve service held in King's College Chapel. The Festival was introduced in 1918 to bring a more imaginative approach to worship. It was first broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world.
The service includes carols and readings from the Bible. The opening carol is always 'Once in Royal David's City', and there is always a new, specially commissioned carol.
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In western Kentucky the King's College Festival of Lessons and Carols will be broadcast by 91.3 WKMS FM at 9:00 AM CT from its studio on the campus of the Murray State University. Listening to the BBC/APM broadcast of the festival is a wonderful Christmas Eve tradition. Don't miss it! WKMS is on the Internet. Click here to hear WKMS HD-1 and HD-2.