Recorded by WSMR, Russell Gant is your host for this exclusive broadcast of familiar carols and seasonal music with both traditional and new arrangements, showcasing a variety of styles and genres. Including a cameo performance by the “Off-Key” Chorale!
WSMR 89.1 Holiday Programs
You're invited into June’s home for a cup of mulled cider and an hour of her favorite holiday recordings featuring the great voices of Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland, Bryn Terfel, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Horne and many others. A few of June's favorite things, wrapped up with strings that will get you in a holiday spirit that will last through the season.
A service in song and word that has become one of the nations most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event, which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, are always gone months in advance. 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.
Don’t miss this special presentation of one of American’s most popular composers today, Eric Whitacre. His choral works are beloved by choirs throughout the world and are featured in this hour-long, holiday treat.
The legendary Anonymous 4 sings medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary. The devotional songs come from the Codex Las Huelgas, Montpellier Codex, and Cantigas de Santa Maria. Anglo-American ballads such as the Cherry Tree Carol and A Virgin Unspotted add a homespun seasonal touch.
Itzhak Perlman invites you to his Chanukah Radio Party. Join the superstar violinist as he tells the story of the Jewish festival of lights, and shares his favorite recordings for the holiday – some serious, some silly.
Don’t miss this annual live concert from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England. Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live music and spoken-word broadcast featuring the 30-voice King's College Choir performing the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.
Violinist Joshua Bell performs seasonal music from his CD, “Musical Gifts,” with special guests including pianist/singer Frankie Moreno and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.