The devotional feel and crisp execution of these carols make this collection a compelling listen any time of year. The Choir of King’s College is virtually the reigning house band for this kind of repertoire. Often backed by a pipe organ accompanist, the singers take on English chestnuts as familiar as "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," putting their grand group stamp on each. Quieter songs that feature subsections of the group, like "While Shepherds Watched," have an equally affecting impact.