Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, 6 pm in the Sanctuary
Skylark Ensemble: A Century of Carols
This year, King's College Cambridge celebrates the 100th anniversary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a service broadcast around the world on Christmas Eve, and for many, a centerpiece of the Christmas musical season. Skylark, recently nominated for two GRAMMY awards, 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).