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Programs A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

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Pipedreams host Michael Barone presents this live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Stations may air encore broadcasts of the live service. Please contact your Station Representative.


Michael Barone

Building upon a curiosity which began in his teens, Michael Barone has been involved with the pipe organ for more than 40 years. As host and senior executive producer of Pipedreams, he is recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music. Pipedreams began in 1982, and it remains the only nationally distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ. Michael's talent and commitment have been recognized with numerous awards, including the American Guild of Organists President's Award in 1996, the Distinguished Service Award of the Organ Historical Society in 1997 and the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. In November 2002 he was selected for induction to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.


01:59:00 (two hours) - Live at 10am ET

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ContentDepot File Transfer

Preview/Audition Audio available 11/1/2017
Rundown available - 12/15/2017



Promos available 12/1/2017

Broadcast Window

12/24/2017 - 12/25/2017

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations have multiple options for broadcast. As always, you must carry the program on Christmas Eve, December 24th. However, you may carry this program live as fed on Christmas Eve or you may delay the feed to any time later in the day provided the broadcast is completed by 11:59pm local time on Christmas Eve, December 24. Additionally, you may record the program (or use the file) for up to one repeat broadcast on December 24 AND one repeat broadcast on December 25, 2017. This means that your station may now air Nine Lessons up to three times at times of your choosing. The program must be carried in its entirety, in either its 90-minute or full two-hour version. No excerpting is permitted. Prior to carrying this program, stations must confirm carriage with their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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