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Christmas with the Choir of King's College

The choristers of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge
The choristers of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge

The ethereal sounds of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, have become a staple of the Christmas season throughout the world. Composed of 16 choristers, or boy singers, and 14 choral scholars, the choir dates back to the 15th century. Their latest CD is Heavenly Voices, a selection of popular choral works and hymns.

NPR's Jacki Lyden talks with choir director Stephen Cleobury and choristers Sam Landman and Alexander Ryan.

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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.
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