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

Holiday Specials 2016

Advent Voices - Airs Tuesday, November 29, at 11 a.m.

The Rose Ensemble: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas - Airs Thursday, December 1, at 11 a.m.

A Baroque Christmas in the New World - Airs Monday, December 5, at 11 a.m.

Christmas with Madrigalia - Airs Tuesday, December 6, at 1 p.m.

A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico - Airs Wednesday, December 7, at 1 p.m.

A Chanticleer Christmas - Airs Thursday, December 8, at 11 a.m.

Harmonia: Anonymous 4 Holiday Special - Airs Friday, December 9, at 11 a.m.

Carols & Cheer - Airs Monday, December 12, at 11 a.m.

Peace On The Battle Field: The Christmas Truce of WW I - Airs Monday, December 12 at 8 p.m.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Airs Tuesday, December 13 at 11 a.m.

The Rose Ensemble: An Elizabethan Christmas - Airs Tuesday, December 13, at 1 p.m.

Harmonia Holiday Special: Noel, Noel! - Airs Wednesday, December 14, at 11 a.m.

Welcome Christmas 2016 - Airs Wednesday, December 14, at 1 p.m.

A Winter Solstice with Helicon - Airs Friday, December 16, at 9 p.m.

Christmas in Appalachia - Airs Friday, December 16, at 11 p.m.

Christmas with the Annie Moses Band - Airs Sunday, December 18, at 9 p.m.

A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols - Airs Monday, December 19, at 11 a.m.

An Afro Blue Christmas - Airs Monday, December 19, at 9 p.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Early American Christmas - Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 11 a.m.

Christmas with Madrigalia 2016 - Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 1 p.m.

Welcome Christmas 2016 - Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 2 p.m.

The Dinner Party Download Holiday Special, Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 9 p.m.

Jazz Piano Christmas - Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 10 p.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Vamos a Belén - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 11 a.m.

Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Music - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 1 p.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Slavic Wonders - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 2 p.m.

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 9 p.m.

Joy to the World 2016 - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 10 p.m.

Occasional Shivers - Airs Wednesday, December 21, at 11 p.m.

A Chanticleer Christmas 2016 - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 11 a.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Christmas in Baroque Malta - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 1 p.m.

A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappella - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 2 p.m.

The Splendid Table's Homemade Holidays with America's Test Kitchen - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 7 p.m.

Hanukkah A Great Miracle Happened There - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 8 p.m.

Jazz Piano Christmas XXVII - Airs Thursday, December 22, at 9 p.m.

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party - Airs Friday, December 23, at 2 p.m.

Paul Winter’s 36th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration - Airs Friday, December 23, at 9 p.m.

An Afro Blue Christmas - Airs Friday, December 23, at 11 p.m.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - Airs Saturday, December 24, at 9 a.m.

Advent Voices - Airs Saturday, December 24, at 3 p.m.

A Cajun Christmas - Airs Saturday, December 24, at 9 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah from Trinity Church, New York - Airs, Sunday, December 25, at 11 a.m.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 2 p.m.

The Rose Ensemble: Christmas in Baroque Malta - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 3 p.m.

Hollywood Holiday - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 5 p.m.

Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 6 p.m.

A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 7 p.m.

Song Travels: Home For The Holidays - Airs Sunday, December 25, at 8 p.m.

Hanukkah Lights 2016 - Airs Monday, December 26, at 11 a.m.

Yiddish Radio Project Holiday Special, - Airs Monday, December 26, at 8-10 p.m.

Candles Burning Brightly - Airs Tuesaday, December 27, at 2 p.m.

The Kabbalah of Chanukah - Airs Tuesday, December 27, at 8 p.m.

A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe - Airs Wednesday, December 28, at 8 p.m.

Toast of the Nation - Airs Saturday, December 31, at 8 p.m.

New! New Year's Day From Vienna 2017 - Airs Sunday, January 1, at 10 a.m.

Capitol Steps Politics Takes a Holiday New Year's Edition 2016 - Airs Sunday, January 1, at 12 noon

Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday New Year's Edition 2016 - Airs Sunday, January 1, at 8 p.m.
 

Chanukah in Story and Song

Dec 6, 2012

Airs Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m A celebration by The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and sung by the acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, "Chanukah in Story and Song" is a unique holiday program created especially for public radio listeners. This delightfully engaging program presents 25 eclectic selections, from the Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe to modern Israeli tunes and the ensemble's original version of "I Have a Little Dreydle."  The ensemble performs a cappella as well as with instrumental accompaniment. The narration, written by Rabbi Gerald Skolnik, sheds new light on the holiday's customs and rituals. Listeners of all ages will hum the tunes after enjoying this wonderful program. 

A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico

Dec 4, 2012
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Airs Tuesday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m.  Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH.

Harvest Home

Nov 22, 2012

Airs Thursday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m.   Festive, thoughtful and fun, Harvest Home is hosted by renowned folk duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and celebrates Thanksgiving, Autumn and the Harvest Season with a spicy offering of American Roots Music simmered to perfection. This program has become something of a tradition for many stations across the country for the Thanksgiving season.  The songs featured are “hand picked” by Jay and Molly from their vast archive of traditional and historical American recordings from a wide range of artists.  The songs all have a theme of autumn, Thanksgiving, and of course food!  This year’s show features performances by Robert Johnson, Chet Atkins, Vassar Clements, The Duhks, Bill Monroe, Pete Seeger, Robin and Linda Williams, Merle Haggard, Jay & Molly themselves, and others.  All hosted with the “down home” flavor for which the couple are famous.

Airs Thursday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate Thanksgiving in song and spoken word with Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, For the Beauty of the Earth, the Shaker Song Simple Gifts, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, Thanks be to God, Look at the World, We Gather Together, Because I Have Been Given Much, and Come Ye Thankful People.

Airs Thursday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. Described by the Washington Post as "a boatload of talent," Cantus bring their distinguished voices to a national audience for a vocal celebration of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day. Alison Young joins Cantus, one of America's best all-male ensembles, for singing and storytelling about gratitude and what it is to be thankful. 

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