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Wyoming Public Media Holiday Programming
(All programs subject to change)
Wed Dec. 18: 8pm UW Gala Holiday Concert, recorded Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Featuring the Bel Canto Women’ Choir, Civic Chorus, Singing Statesmen, UW Symphony Orchestra and UW Wind Symphony performing a variety of classic and new takes on holiday favorites.
Thurs Dec. 19: 8pm - A Centennial Ceremony of Carols: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration. A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the renowned British composer Benjamin Britten through his beloved choral music for the holidays. Centerpiece of the program will be Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, which will also feature other Britten holiday works and standard carols arranged by Sir David Willcocks.
Fri Dec. 20: 8pm - A Journey Through The Nutcracker - Classical New England's James David Jacobs goes behind the scenes for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, uncovering the secrets of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with conductor Jonathan McPhee, cast members, and the audience at the Boston Opera House. The story – and the music – unfolds as never before in this gripping narrative.
Sat Dec. 21: 11am – 2pm Ranch Breakfast Christmas. Join Tom Wilhelm for the best Christmas and seasonal favorites in folk and bluegrass.
8pm A Big Band Christmas - The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra performs a feast of swinging Yuletide favorites! (simulcast on Jazz Wyoming)
Mon Dec. 23: 8pm Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra: SOUNDS OF THE SEASON–2013
Guest Artist: Local Chorale Groups, All-City Children’s Chorus, En Avant Dancers (recorded December 14)
Tue Dec. 24: 11am – A Christmas Gift for You
The inside story behind this 1963 album featuring performances by The Ronettes, The Crystals, Darlene Love and Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans that raised the bar for pop/rock arrangements of classic holiday songs. Includes interviews with Darlene Love, musicians Nino Tempo, Don Randi and Hal Blaine. Hosted by Anthony DeCurtis.
8pm A Chanticleer Christmas
A celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men’s choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries – from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.
Wed Dec. 25: 8am-10am King’s Singers Holiday Concert - Recorded live at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wyoming Dec 5, 2013.
10am-12pm Morning Music: Holiday Harmony and Rhythm - Celebrate a cool yule with seasonal favorites from rock to reggae, blues, roots and Americana with host Grady Claus.
8pm Welcome Christmas - Joyful holiday music featuring the Minneapolis-based chorus, VocalEssence, and hosted by John Birge. NEA Chairman Dana Gioia named them “one of the irreplaceable music ensembles of our time.” Join us for holiday classics new and old, when Philip Brunelle and VocalEssence Welcome Christmas!
Sun Dec. 22: 4pm Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra SOUNDS OF THE SEASON Guest Artist: Local Chorale Groups, All-City Children’s Chorus, En Avant Dancers (recorded December 14)
Mon Dec. 23: 7-10pm Handel's Messiah From Boston.
No holiday season is complete without Handel’s stunning oratorio, and one of Boston's most cherished holiday traditions: Music Director Harry Christophers leads the Handel & Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra, Chorus, and internationally-acclaimed soloists in Handel's dramatic masterwork, in the acoustic splendor of Boston’s Symphony Hall.
Tue Dec. 24: 8am A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
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.
7pm Glad Tiding of Great Joy
Christmas comes early this year with an exceptional program, taking us from medieval England and Germany to baroque London and Leipzig with the music of Henry Purcell and Johann Sebastian Bach. From the glorious cathedral chant, Veni Emmanuel, to Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, this program offers some of the most splendid Christmas music ever to come from northern Europe. Two renowned musical institutions band together in this Early-Music tour de force: the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis, directed by Dr. Dana Marsh; and the Early Music Institute of the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, directed by Paul Elliott. HOST: Bill McGlaughlin
Wed Dec. 25: 7am - St Olaf Christmas Festival
A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.
Wed Jan. 1: 1:00pm - Boston Baroque Gala First Day Concert 2014
Champagne, Concertos…and Coffee! Join us for a Boston New Year’s Tradition, now shared with the nation! Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque, now in its 40th Anniversary Season as America’s oldest “period-instrument” orchestra in a festive All-Bach New Year’s Day concert live from Sanders Theatre in Harvard Square.