Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

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The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee broadcasts are back on Classical 90.5. This week is Wagner’s epic comedy, back at the Met for the first time in eight years. James Morris and Michael Volle share the central role of Hans Sachs. Johan Botha reprises his indomitable Walther, and the elegant Annette Dasch is Eva.

Lux Aeterna: New Album from Christ Church Cathedral

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Robert Bozeman and the musicians of Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal, in downtown Louisville, have released a new album called “Lux Aeterna.” The CD explores different facets of light, through solo and choral music from Hildegard of Bingen to modern composers like Kevin Oldham. Listen below to some clips from the album:

Lunchtime Classics: Ballard Madrigal Singers

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Join us for Lunchtime Classics with the Ballard Madrigal Singers, this Wednesday at noon. Members can reserve a lunch by calling (502) 814-6565. Doors open at 11:45am.

Renee Fleming Finally Tackles Christmas

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Soprano Renee Fleming has been a beloved figure on the operatic stage for years. So it’s curious that Ms. Fleming has waited so long to release her first-ever Christmas album entitled Christmas in New York.

The recording features many guest appearances by New York-based musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Rufus Wainwright and Gregory Porter. The album contains only two sacred works – In the Bleak Midwinter and Still, Still, Still. The rest of the songs are traditional lighter fair such as Winter Wonderland, Merry Christmas Darling and Central Park Serenade.

Christmas in New York is one of many new releases Classical 90.5 will feature in the days to come during the holiday season.

Holiday Choral Festival 2014

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The Louisville Chamber Choir, Protus, Voces Novae and the Youth Performing Arts School Women’s Choir are the four ensembles you can hear December 7th at 7pm on the 2014 Holiday Choral Festival. Non-member tickets are $15. Members and children (17 & under) are $10. Tickets available here and by calling (877) 435-9849, and available in person at Louisville Public Media, 619 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY, 40202.