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.
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'.
Airs Thursday, December 19 at 2 p.m. The Canadian Brass play holiday favorites in new and classic arrangements including their exhilarating "Hanukah Medley", as well as "Joy to the World", "The First Noel", "Silent Night", a new arrangement of "Jingle Bells" in the style of Handel -- and many other tunes for the season.
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.
Airs Wednesday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. Setting the standard for choral excellence for 90 years, the Westminster Choir is composed of students at Westminster Choir College, a division of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts, in Princeton, N.J. It has been the chorus-in-residence for the Spoleto Festival USA since 1977, performing both in concert and as the opera chorus. The Choir has recorded Noël, a collection of French Christmas music and sacred works with Maestro Joe Miller and organist Ken Cowan. This recording is the centerpiece of Noël: A Christmas from Paris.