In celebration of the 100th anniversary of “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” held annually at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England, Skylark presents “A Century of Carols” on Wednesday, December 19, at 6 PM (pre-concert talk at 5 PM) at the First Congregational Church of Falmouth, Main Street.
There will be a pre-concert talk that will explore the history of this service and the music that has been broadcast around the world on Christmas Eve and, for many, has become a centerpiece of the Christmas musical season.
Skylark will offer a rich collection of carols that have been a part of this service over the last century, with a particular focus on carols that have become mainstays of this service, or that were sung at particularly meaningful times in world history since 1918.
Skylark, “the cream of the American crop” (BBC Radio 3), is a premier vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists, chamber musicians, and music educators. Skylark’s dramatic performances have been described as “gripping” (The Times of London), “exquisite…thrilling” (Gramophone Magazine), and “awe-inspiring” (Boston Music Intelligencer).
“A Century of Carols” will also be performed in Chatham on December 20, Wellesley on December 21, and Newburyport of December 22. For more information, visit www.skylarkensemble.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.