Special Sounds To Celebrate The Holiday Season
We're getting into the spirit of the season by offering you the finest holiday programs on public radio. Tune in for any of the specials listed here. Support for sounds of the seasons comes from European Sleep Design.
Holiday Specials On The Music Station
Cale Wiggins brings holiday selections from choral to instrumental.
Nick Brunner tells us why there was WAY too much music in 2013 to cram into one mere retrospective. Mazzy Star to King Krule, Danny Brown to ALAK. It's been a doozy.
A Chanticleer Christmas is a one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. Airing Dec 23th at 6 a.m. on the Music Station, and Dec 24th at 6 p.m.
This centennial celebration of Britten features the New England Conservatory Chamber Chorus, led by Erica Washburn, the NEC Brass Ensemble and the Back Bay Ringers. This program air Dec 23rd, at 7 a.m. on the Music Station.
Framed by two brilliant double choir settings of the Magnificat - one Spanish, the other German - this programme features the unforgettable setting of Osculetur me by Lassus. Airing Dec 23rd at 8 a.m. on the Music Station.
Grand candlelit halls, lavish feasts, and stately dances. Escape to the regal elegance of the Elizabethan era with this music special from the Rose Ensemble, airing Dec 23rd at 9 a.m. on the Music Station.
Enjoy the smooth, jazzy guitar sounds of Christmas as curated by music host Matt Pacini. Airing Monday, Dec. 23rd at 9 p.m. on the Music Station.
Slavic Wonders is a stunning celebration of the season featuring some truly brilliant gems from the libraries and monasteries of Krakow, Prague, and Moscow. Airing on the Music Station Dec 24th at 6 a.m.
Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England, airing live on the Music Station, Dec. 24 at 7 a.m.
Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites with hosted Lynn Neary. At 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performs at the Medieval Sculpture Hall with a program that spans hundreds of years and describes the story of the nativity. Airs December 24th at 10 a.m. on the Music Station.
Stile Antico is a 13-member a cappella choir based in London. Program airs December 24th at 11 a.m.
The choirs of two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation join together to present a spine-tingling concert program. Airs on December 24th, at 12 p.m. on the Music Station.
With its resounding “Hallelujah” chorus, Handel’s masterpiece glitters through the winter evening. Airs December 24th at 1pm on the Music Station.
Visit Northfield, Minnesota as we welcome over 600 student musicians for this year's annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a 100-year-old tradition, and cherished in this part of the country. Aired on the Music Station Dec 24th at 3 p.m.
Instrumental works for the season by Corelli, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Grainger, Bartok, and more. Airs December 24th at 5pm on the Music Station.
A rhythmic and regal retelling of the Christmas story. The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient with sacred songs and lively dances for the season from Renaissance Spain. Airing Dec. 25th at 6 a.m. on the Music Station.
The best way to welcome Christmas is Welcome Christmas!, the VocalEssence holiday concert airing Dec. 25th at 7 a.m. on the Music Station.
Tinsel Tales 2 from NPR with host Lynn Neary. At 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast. Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role of the jealous diva, opposite leading tenor Marcello Giordani. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia.
Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more. Airing December 28th, at 4 pm on the Music Station.
A collection of the very best of Sunday Baroque from 2013 airing December 29th at 6 a.m.
NPR's annual New Year's Eve special celebrates with live jazz and blues performances. Airs December 31st from 6 pm. to January 1st at 1 am. on the Music Station.
New Year's Day from Vienna 2014. Get ready to pop the New Year's Day champagne! The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on the first day of 2014. Airing New Years Day from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the Music Station.
Winter-inspired music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Delius, Prokofiev, and more.
Check back for more holiday programming soon.
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