Christmas

1:00pm

Tue December 24, 2013
A Chanticleer Christmas

A Chanticleer Christmas

Airs Tuesday, December 24 at 1 p.m. A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media’s one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men’s choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries – from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.

7:00am

Tue December 24, 2013
A Journey Through The Nutcracker

A Journey Through The Nutcracker

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.

9:00pm

Mon December 23, 2013
Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs

Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs

Airs Monday, December 23 at 9 p.m. One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This year's program features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols. Korva Coleman hosts. 

8:00pm

Mon December 23, 2013
A Christmas Carol

Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol

Airs Monday, December 23 at 8 p.m. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations.            

12:00pm

Mon December 23, 2013
The Rose Ensemble

The Rose Ensemble: Slavic Wonders

Airs Monday, December 23 at 12 noon The Rose Ensemble is back with another holiday special. Slavic Wonders is a stunning celebration of the season featuring some truly brilliant gems from the libraries and monasteries of Krakow, Prague, and Moscow. The Rose Ensemble of Minnesota has put together a program of dazzling, passionate music for Christmastime in the great variety and range they are known for. Hear everything from soaring soprano lines, to the signature Slavic sound of rumbling basses; Slavic Wonders is an engaging and curious mixture of chant, carols, and glorious polyphony.

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