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, Passover, Easter, The High Holy Days, and more, 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


Press Image / WFMT

Airs Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 6 - 8 p.m. A Celebration of Peace Through Music is a celebration of music and spirit, open to people of all faiths. Conducted by Sir Gilbert Levine, the concert honors the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, in the spirit of Pope Francis. Each musical work performed was selected to reflect the spirit of these three great spiritual leaders and their commitment to peace and brotherhood among people of all faiths.

Press Image / Apollo's Fire

Airs Friday, March 30, 2018, at 12 noon. During October 2010, Jeannette Sorrell and the members of Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra, spent 19 happy and inspired days celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Monteverdi Vespers.  The ensemble’s 11-concert, 5-state tour garnered high praise from music critics. “Sorrell and her group have terrific energy. The flawless blend and beautiful tone were remarkable.”  –St.

Larry Josephson / Larry Josephson

Airs Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 7 p.m. This special is a new production in a series of a conversation about Passover, one of the most important and most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar. Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, to explain the meaning of Passover in a post-9/11 world. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover -- its history, rituals and foods, and the origins and structure of the Seder.

Airs Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 11 a.m. Join the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a Celebration with “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today;” “Rejoice, the Lord is King;” "That Easter Day Joy Was Bright;" “Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise;" "All Hail the Power on Jesus' Name;" "When I Survey The Wonderous Cross;" "Hail The Day That Sees Him Rise;" "Gently Rais the Sacred Stain;" "As Dew From Heaven Distilling;" "God Be With You Till We Met Again;" "Surely He Hath Borne Our Grief;" and more.

The Seventh Plague / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 1 p.m. Jeannette Sorrell leads Apollo's Fire, Apollo's Fire Singers and soloist in her new adaptation of George Frideric Handel's oratorio, Israel in Egypt. From plagues and pyramids to the crossing of the Red Sea, this gripping story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt comes to life with reverence and triumph through Handel’s sumptuous music.