1928 – Annus Mirabilis of the Christmas Carol

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1928 witnessed the BBC’s first broadcast of the Christmas Eve carol service from King’s College, Cambridge. 1928 also saw the publication of The Oxford Book of Carols. 

By paying tribute to conductors Arthur Mann and Boris Ord, and composers and arrangers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Martin Shaw, Jeremy Summerly and the St Luke’s Carollers make a case for 1928 as the year in which the Christmas carol went viral.

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This event was on Thu, 12 Dec 2019

Jeremy Summerly, Visiting Professor of Music History

Professor Jeremy Summerly

Visiting Professor of Music History

Jeremy Summerly is a British conductor, a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music and was Visiting Professor of Music History at Gresham College 2019-2022.

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