Christmas

2:00am

Mon December 23, 2013
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: The Spirit of Giving with Jane Seymour & A Magical Season with Nathan Gunn

Airs Monday, December 23 at 2 p.m. Here to fill your holiday season with the glorious sounds of music are the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir, joined by Jane Seymour and Nathan Gunn. Many of your favorite holiday songs and a few thoughtful words for this season of joy.

8:00pm

Sun December 22, 2013
Christmas Celtic Sojourn

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

Airs Sunday, December 22 at 8 p.m. Direct from the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, a Celtic celebration of the season. With music director Seamus Egan returning, his ground-breaking group Solas will be back on stage as well. The virtuosity of Winifred Horan on fiddle, Mick McAuley from Kilkenny on accordion and guitar, and Eamon McElholm, from Co. Tyrone will be supplemented by a new percussionist Steve Holloway, and the returning stalwart, Chico Huff on Bass. Steve Hickman, who wowed the audience with his use of body percussion (hambone!), and fiddling in 2007 will return. And Maeve Gilchrist will bring her harp wizardry from her native Scotland as well as the new influences of her years at the Berklee College of music. This year, some of the distinctive music of Norway will also be incorporated as Mariel Vandersteel joins the cast with her 8 string Hardanger fiddle, named after a musically vibrant and distinct part of the country.

10:00am

Sun December 22, 2013
Harmonia

Harmonia: Seasonal Settings and Angelic Appearances

Airs Sunday, December 22 at 10 a.m. Harmonia celebrates the holidays with seasonal settings and angelic appearances.  We'll hear renaissance composers' settings of chants for Christmas and behold earthly visitations by angels bringing glad tidings.  We'll conclude with a retelling of The Christmas Story, our featured release by Theater of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen.

Featuring music by Heinrich Finck, Heinrich Isaac, Francisco Guerrero, Antonio Coma, and much more.  Performed by The Rose Ensemble, the Theater of Voices, Francesco Tasini, Bernard Fouccroulle, the Tudor Consort, Oxford Camerata, and more.

12:00am

Fri December 20, 2013
Joy To The World

Joy To The World

Repeat Broadcast on Wednesday, December 25 at 11 p.m.
Aired Friday, December 20 at 11 p.m. Vocalist Catherine Russell joins pianist Bob Thompson and his band for modern jazz takes on Holiday favorites, new and old, for the 20th anniversary of 'Joy to the World'. 

1:00pm

Mon December 16, 2013
Ceremony of Carols

A Centennial Ceremony of Carols

Airs Monday, December 16 at 1 p.m. A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the renowned British composer Benjamin Britten through his beloved choral music for the holidays. Centerpiece of the program will be Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, which will also feature other Britten holiday works and standard carols arranged by Sir David Willcocks. 

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