Christmas Specials

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Musical Gifts: Joshua Bell and Friends – December 23rd at 9pm
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – December 24th at 10am and 8pm
Holiday Choral Festival 2013 – December 24th at noon
A Chanticleer Christmas – December 24th at 2pm
An Anonymous 4 Christmas – December 24th at 4pm
Welcome Christmas! – December 25th at 9am
Holiday Choral Festival 2014 – December 25th at noon
St. Olaf Christmas Festival – December 25th at 2pm
And Glory Shone Around: An Early-American Christmas with the Rose Ensemble – December 25th at 8pm
Light and Gold: The Music of Eric Whitacre – December 25th at 10pm
New Year’s Day from Vienna – January 1st at 11am

For more details visit our Holiday Specials page.

Bourbon Baroque and Youth Performing Arts School Chamber Choir

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Bourbon Baroque, together with the Youth Performing Arts School Chamber Choir, perform Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de minuit pour noël and the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. Soloists include: Emily Albrink Katz, soprano; Audrey Walstrom, mezzo-soprano; Steven Paul Spears, tenor; Jim Rittenhouse, baritone. View the program booklet here. Listen on Tuesday at 1pm.

The Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here

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Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, this program features arrangements of music by Vince Guaraldi and Luther Henderson as well as traditional favorites from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman” and more – timeless classics infused with jazz and lush harmonies. The selections on this program are featured on the quintet’s latest album, “Christmas Time is Here.” Listen on Monday at 9pm. (Photo credit Bo Huang)

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.

A Chanticleer Christmas