John Tavener

Press Image: Eastman School of Music / University of Rochester

Airs Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. One of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season is the Festival of Lessons and Carols, a service made famous at King’s College in Cambridge, England. The Festival tells the Christmas story in words and music, and is presented all over the world in many languages and variations. This Christmas, treat your listeners to A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols!

Airs Monday, December 14 at 1 p.m. What sweeter music can we bring than a carol… 17th-century English poet and cleric Robert Herrick captured the beauty of a joy-filled Christmas Day filled with sunshine and flowers. In 1988 John Rutter clothed these words in his own beautiful carol setting. This year the Rochester, NY chamber choir Madrigalia, and their new Artistic Director Cary Ratcliff, return to public radio for Christmas with Madrigalia 2014, a holiday concert that celebrates the beauty and joy of the season.

Airs Tuesday, December 17 at 11 a.m. The WFMT Radio Network and Music of the Baroque wish you and yours A Joyous Holiday Season, as we offer our annual presentation of their Brass and Choral Holiday Concert for your listening pleasure.