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“Easter From King’s” Now On BritBox — As IF You Would Need More Incentive To Get BritBox.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access “BritBox”.


I raving about the Christmas counterpart. Click to access my post from Christmas.


“Easter from King’s” is new to I, but I am sure it will also be divine.

I grew up with “Christmas from King’s” on the BBC and then PBS. To Christmas was not Christmas without “King’s”.

They have the MOST exquisite of choirs. Trust me on this.

This will be GOOD. That is a given. That is a guarantee.

Just get BritBox for a month, JUST for this. Britbox is an unique collaboration between the BBC & ITV to deliver British shows overseas. Yes, we have a subscription, have had it for nearly a year, love it and use it multiple times a week.

You will THANK ME for this recommendation.


From a prior year, on YouTube, for FREE.


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by Anura Guruge

The Absolutely DIVINE “Carols From King’s 2019” (As In “King’s College”, Cambridge) Is Now On BritBox.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘BritBox’. Alas, you need a subscription.


This is the MOST exquisite of Christmas carols. Trust me on this.

THE BEST. Unparalleled. You have to listen …. (watching isn’t as important).

Just get BritBox for a month, JUST for this.

You will THANK ME for this recommendation.


From a prior year, on YouTube, for FREE.


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Categories ‘Holidays‘.
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by Anura Guruge

A ‘Christmas Eve’ Greeting From A Snowy, Alton, New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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I also share this with YOU (especially for those that have never heard “Christmas at King’s” before.

To I, having had the pleasure & honor of growing up in Britain, “Christmas at King’s” epitomized Christmas.

I was lucky to hear for of the 2019 Festival, on NPR, this morning, during my walk. Made my day.

So, I share with you, with great pleasure.


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by Anura Guruge

“Christmas At Luther” On PBS: Do Not Miss. ‘Tape’ It Quick. It Is Brilliant! Best Christmas Show In A Long Time.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘Luther College’ Webpage for this PBS broadcast.



Watch their teaser 42 second VIDEO Clip.

Click image to access the 42 second video clip at YouTube.


These are the “Norsemen” from Luther. They are something else, in the best possible sense. Here is but just one of the videos from YouTube. Click … Do NOT miss this. It will make your day.


A reader very kindly sent me this link to the detailed program of this concert, with the words to all the songs, from the
Minnesota Public Radio website.

It is a PDF. Click here to access it.


This was indeed blessed serendipity in its full glory. Around Christmas I check the PBS TV schedule (both Boston and NH) to see what Christmas music shows they are airing — in part, still hoping against hope that they will go back to showing “Christmas At King’s” the show they would get from the BBC and air, annually in the 1980s and 1990s. Alas no King’s but to my delight ‘Luther College‘, which I had never heard of, more than compensated for that. Thank you PBS.

Yes, over the years we have seen most of these PBS shows: Belmont, Mormon Tabernacle etc. etc. But, this stood out.

This College should be very proud. They excelled. It was a multidisciplinary performance featuring different choirs and musical accompaniment. They even had a delightful, virtuoso performance of campanology. It was world class (though as a Brit, I have to say that they didn’t have the real church bells that we add to the hand bells to add real ‘oomph’ to the sound!). The ‘Norseman’ are SPECIAL. Wow. Wow. Wow. They have one male soloist who has me in total awe. I just think about his parents. They must be so proud, and deservedly so.

The kids loved it. In the last two days we have watched it, or at least parts of it, 3 times and the kids want more. I ‘locked’ it on the DVR. I see that they plan to release a CD ($18) & DVD ($22). Most likely I will buy it.

I checked the MA/NH PBS schedule. You should be able to catch it on either Channel 2, 11, 9 or 44 up till December 26. So, don’t walk. Run to your DVR.

This is good. You will thank me for this. The best Christmas present I could have given you.