Holiday

Airs Wednesday, December 16 at 1:00 p.m. Celebrate the holiday with the finest moments in the rich Dale Warland Singers' Christmas tradition with vocal gems that bring joy to the holidays. The Dale Warland Singers provided magical performances to listeners across the country for over 30 years and were acclaimed as America's premier choir. Their signature holiday concert, beloved by public radio listeners nationwide, was the annual Echoes of Christmas program.

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 Tuesday, December 1, at 1 p.m. Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.

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Airs Wednesday, December 2, at 1 p.m. Illuminate the Festival of Lights with this fascinating world music program. A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe is a journey into the rich and varied melodic traditions of countries where Jews have lived and worshiped for centuries, including music from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Asia ...and Africa! You'll hear performances from top New York ensembles East of the River, Shashmaqam, and the Marty Levitt Klezmer Orchestra – plus a recording of the astounding Jewish community of Putti Village, in Uganda. A lively program, full of intriguing treasures. Hosted by WQXR’s Naomi Lewin.

Airs Thursday, November 26, at 1 p.m. With music and stories for Thanksgiving, it's Giving Thanks. New for 2015, two special guests: an artist in the kitchen, and an artist at the piano:

Christopher Kimball, founder, editor, and publisher of Cook's Illustrated Magazine, and host of public television most-watched cooking show, America's Test Kitchen. He’ll take us to his Vermont farm for a New England Thanksgiving, and talk about the experiences for which he’s most grateful.

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