Christmas

VocalEssence
VocalEssence / Press image: Used by permission

Airs Tuesday, December 22, at 2 p.m. A perennial broadcast favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary Philip Brunelle. This year, a tribute to the late Dave Brubeck with his classical Christmas cantata "La Fiesta de la Posada." Playlist Still, Still, Still — Trad arr. Norman Luboff It Came Upon the Midnight Clear — Edmund Sears, arr. P. Brunelle When Christmas Morn is Dawning — Trad arr. Leland Sateren Deck the Halls — Trad arr.

Airs Tuesday, December 8, at 2 p.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a holiday celebration with Carols Then & Now and Rejoice and Be Glad featuring Come, O Come; Dance and Sing; Hark! The Harold Angels Sing;  The Story of a Cherished Carol and Beloved Song; O Little Town of Bethlehem; I'll Be Home for Christmas; Angels, From the Realms of Glory; Sussex Carol; One December, Bright and Clear; O Holy Night; The Twelve Days of Christmas; and Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful.

Airs Wednesday, December 24 at 9 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. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Airs Tuesday, December 24 at 7 p.m. Classical New England's James David Jacobs goes behind the scenes for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, uncovering the secrets of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with conductor Jonathan McPhee, cast members, and the audience at the Boston Opera House. The story – and the music – unfolds as never before in this gripping narrative.

Airs Saturday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.  
Repeat Broadcast on Thursday, December 26 at 8 p.m.

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