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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, King's College, Cambridge, 2020

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WildRosie Wed 23-Sep-20 20:52:20

I know this is three months away but it's just occurred to me that this event is very unlikely this Christmas. What gives - broadcast a repeat or hold a virtual service ? FONLAC has been around for so long it's difficult to imagine it not happening sad. It could be one of many similar Christmas casualties.

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Orangedaisy Wed 23-Sep-20 20:53:53

Agree it’s very sad. But they can just chop together the best bits of the past zillion years and we’d hardly notice the difference I reckon!

AgnesCastors Wed 23-Sep-20 20:58:01

We listen every year. Maybe they could do a mixtape version “best of the best” for 2020. Plenty of discussion to be had and polls in the RT for audience participation.

VirginiaWolverine Wed 23-Sep-20 21:03:20

It depends on what the regulations are at the time. I work in a cathedral, and the choir is back, but with restricted numbers. So if the rules are the same at Christmas, you could have a service with restricted numbers, with online/phone booking in advance only and a priority booking period for regulars.

Or if that is no longer an option, there might be a virtual recorded/livestreamed service without a congregation.

Or there could just be a prerecorded version with archive choir bits.

WildRosie Wed 23-Sep-20 21:09:09

I have little doubt of a will for at least something to be arranged and broadcast but, just now, there is little prospect of the traditional proceedings. Plenty of highlights on YouTube in the meantime.

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BackforGood Wed 23-Sep-20 21:19:44

Thing is, it is so traditional, unless you happen to know one of the choristers or one of the readers you really wouldn;t know if they repeated last year's , or the year before, or a spliced service of several years.
I think this features so low on any concerns I might have about Christmas traditions not being quite right this year grin

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