Christmas carols at Kings: Sheer hell, says TripAdvisormain
‘Through its annual Christmas broadcasts, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge has become a centrepiece of the festive tradition for families around the world,’ begins Disgruntled of Chichester.
‘After an hour, Charlie and I rejoined the queue and prepared to wait another hour until we were requested to rejoin the queue! The time now was 1.15pm and we were now bunched up ready to be asked to move forward in 30 minutes! Eventually we proceeded to the Chapel ,the time now 1.50pm. We managed to get seated in the seventh row from the front and I was pleased with our seats. At 2pm the Organ Recital started and I then realised we were being subjected to an hour long Recital!
‘There were 13 individual movements and they were awfully dull and uninspiring. We really wanted to get on with the Carol Service!…
‘We then had another reading from the Representative of the City of Cambridge and it went on and on! It was so dull.A few Carols inbetween and then another dull and monotonous Reading from the Master of the Choristers ! By this point we had heard only three recognisably famous hymns…’
More of the same here.
It’s just not like that on the telly.