Holiday Specials on Red River Radio

Red River Radio offers a wide variety of holiday special for the season beginning the day before Thanksgiving. Programs for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, &  New Years which celebrate our diverse culture through the sacred and secular, classical, jazz, folk, world, and popular music, story telling, drama, humor, cooking, religion, philosophy, and more. Join us as we Celebrate with each other throughout this season of Joy. If an item you heard was removed and you'd like more information contact Bill Beckett at wbeckett@lsus.edu

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2:00pm

Wed December 11, 2013
Christmas from Paris

Noel: Christmas from Paris

Airs Wednesday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. Setting the standard for choral excellence for 90 years, the Westminster Choir is composed of students at Westminster Choir College, a division of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts, in Princeton, N.J.  It has been the chorus-in-residence for the Spoleto Festival USA since 1977, performing both in concert and as the opera chorus. The Choir has recorded Noël, a collection of French Christmas music and sacred works with Maestro Joe Miller and organist Ken Cowan. This recording is the centerpiece of Noël: A Christmas from Paris.

2:00pm

Tue December 10, 2013
Welcome Christmas!

Welcome Christmas!

Airs Tuesday, December 10 at 2 p.m. The best way to welcome Christmas is Welcome Christmas!, the VocalEssence holiday concert from American Public Media. It’s an hour of joyful holiday music featuring the Minneapolis-based chorus, VocalEssence, and hosted for the fifteenth year by APM’s John Birge. Gramophone magazine called VocalEssence “excellent and vibrant.” NEA Chairman Dana Gioia named them “one of the irreplaceable music ensembles of our time.” Join us in December for holiday classics new and old, when Philip Brunelle and VocalEssence Welcome Christmas! from American Public Media.

2:00pm

Wed December 4, 2013
Cultural, Community, Information

Advent Voices

Airs Wednesday, December 4 at 2 p.m. A one hour special of contemplative music for the season, hosted by Lynne Warfel.

2:00pm

Tue December 3, 2013
Hanukkah Lights 2013

Hanukkah Lights 2013

Airs Tuesday, December 3 at 2 p.m.  Hear favorite Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. 

2:00pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah

Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah

Airs Monday, December 2 at 2 p.m. Host James David Jacobs joins together with violinist Itzhak Perlman and the New England Conservatory’s Hankus Netsky, a pioneer in the revival of klezmer music, to explore the musical common ground of Jewish sacred music from diverse cultures. Featuring performances by Itzhak Perlman in new, unique arrangements by Netsky, the director of NEC’s acclaimed Contemporary Improvisation department and the founder of the world-renowned Klezmer Conservatory Band. 

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