Vince Guaraldi

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Airs Tuesday, December 20, at 1 p.m. The Rochester, NY chamber choir Madrigalia, and their Artistic Director Cary Ratcliff return to public radio for Christmas with Madrigalia 2016, a holiday concert that celebrates the excitement and joy of the holiday season. This program was recorded live in concert at Rochester’s Clover Center for the Arts, features beautiful music by Stephen Paulus, Eriks Esenvalds, Leo Nestor, Harold Darke and Bob Chilcott, along with a number of Cary Ratcliff’s own arrangements.

Airs Thursday, December 26 at 7 p.m. Vince Guaraldi wrote some of the most popular music ever composed by a jazz artist. Drawing on boogie-woogie, blues, bebop, Latin jazz, and bossa nova, he created a magical and evocative sound that was heard by millions of listeners around the world through the Peanuts TV specials, beginning with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in 1965.