Sacred Music

1:00pm

Mon April 14, 2014
Passover Story

The Passover Story with the Western Winds

Airs Monday, April 14 at 1 p.m. Renowned actor Theodore Bikel and The Western Wind, America's pre-eminent vocal ensemble, present 25 eclectic selections that, along with an inspiring narration, serve as musical documentary of Passover. Music includes Hebrew folk melodies, classical European liturgical music, ancient Sephardic chants, Klezmer-style improvisations, and traditional songs from the Seder. This program is designed for listeners of any religious background and provides a good introduction to a holiday whose lessons of redemption and faith are universal. "The music is an eclectic compilation of songs and compositions from many sources reflecting the tremendous diversity of Jewish cultures. Selections include Hebrew folk melodies, classical European liturgical music, ancient Sephardic chants, Klezmer-style improvisations, and traditional songs from the Seder, including the 'adopted' song of slavery, the Negro spiritual "Go Down Moses"--all sung with the superb musicianship and zest that are hallmarks of Western Wind performances."

7:00pm

Wed December 25, 2013
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Kings College Choir

Repeat Broadcast on Wednesday, December 25 at 7 p.m.Aired live on Tuesday, December 24 at 9 a.m. Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

2:00pm

Tue December 24, 2013
Advent Voices

Advent Voices

Airs Tuesday, December 24 at 2 p.m. A one hour special of contemplative music for the season, hosted by Lynne Warfel.

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.

1:00pm

Thu December 19, 2013
Madrigalia

Christmas with Madrigalia 2013

Airs Thursday, December 19 at 1 p.m. O Magnum Mysterium is the traditional chant for Christmas morning. Its simple, yet elegant text has inspired composers through the ages to depict the great mystery of the King of Kings born among humble animals and shepherds. This year the Rochester, NY chamber choir Madrigalia returns for another musical celebration of Christmas, centered on the O Magnum Mysterium Mass by 16th century Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria. 

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