Archive for the ‘Holiday Programs’ Category

Dec. 13 2017

12/24/17 – A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS – 10AM

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WITH REBROADCAST ON CHRISTMAS DAY AT NOON Kings College (MPR Photo / Michael Barone) This is a live stereo music and spoken-word 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 at 10 a.m. on […]

Dec. 13 2017

12/24/17 – Hollywood Holiday – 7 pm

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Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of holiday movie music that ranges from the sentimental to the completely cranky. From White Christmas and cozy homes for the holidays to Grinches, Scrooges, and Muppets, ‘A Hollywood Holiday’ takes in your favorite holiday movies from a musical point of view.

Dec. 13 2017

12/19/17 – Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – 10 pm

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The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, under the direction of Mack Wilberg, continues its tradition of great artistry this holiday season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite. Playlist • Come, All Ye Children Singing (traditional, arr. Mack Wilberg) • Carol […]

Dec. 13 2017

12/22/17 – Carols and Cheer – 9 pm

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Host Scott Blankenship joins forces with Matthew Culloton, artistic director of The Singers, to review their favorite carols this holiday season. From holiday classics to contemporary hits, audiences will love singing along as the two share their top picks for the Christmas season, performed by today’s leading artists and ensembles. Playlist Christmas Time Is Here (Guaraldi) […]

Dec. 13 2017

12/25/17 – St. Olaf Christmas Festival – 9 pm

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The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is a concert performance that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event — which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. — are always gone months in advance. Started in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf College […]

Dec. 07 2017

12/22/17 – Leroy Anderson Christmas – 10PM

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This one hour program contains 80% music of classic Christmas arrangements and original music by Leroy Anderson.  It is hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer’s son Kurt Anderson, and features recorded performances of Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Music with Leonard Slatkin conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Leroy Anderson conducting his “Pops” Concert Orchestra.  […]

Dec. 07 2017

12/21/17 – Welcome Christmas! – 10PM

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New for 2017, Welcome Christmas is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premier choral ensembles. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest. Playlist Alice Parker: March of the Kings; I Saw Three Ships; Carol of […]

Dec. 07 2017

12/20/17 – A Chanticleer Christmas – 10PM

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This unique, one-hour program of holiday music is presented live in concert by Chanticleer. Hear why this superb 12-man  ensemble is known as “an orchestra of voices,” as they perform holiday classics and new favorites, with choral commentary by host Brian Newhouse. Programme

Dec. 07 2017

12/18/17 – Advent Voices – 10PM

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Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It’s waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent. Program • […]

Dec. 07 2017

12/16/17 – Chanukah with Chicago a cappella @8pm

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A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappella Join Jonathan Miller, artistic director of Chicago a cappella and a longtime champion of Jewish choral music, for an inspiring and informative show featuring choral music set to Chanukah texts. Familiar tunes include “I Have a Little Dreidel” (both in its original Yiddish form and in a neo-funk […]

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