All Holiday Programming for WUSF Public Media

December 23, 2014

Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre
Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 9:00am
WSMR 89.1

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.

An Anonymous 4 Christmas
An Anonymous 4 Christmas
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:00pm
WSMR 89.1

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.

European Christmas Market
European Christmas Market
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:30pm
WUSF TV 16.1

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, so what do the residents of the cities and towns of Europe do? They go out into the cold and have a big outdoor street party for four weeks known as the Christmas Markets. Learn about the tradition of the Christmas Markets, visit spectacular towns in Europe, learn of the history of the towns, and enjoy the magic and enchantment of medieval and castle towns in Europe at Christmas time.

David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 1)
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 1)
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 3:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

Though he is considered one of the most important figures in early Christianity and the "rock" of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Peter is also one of the most puzzling characters in history. In the fascinating two-part documentary, beloved actor David Suchet traces the footsteps of St. Peter in a quest to determine how a simple Galilean fisherman went on to become the first Pope.

David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 2)
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 2)
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 4:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

Suchet uncovers the story behind Peter's remarkable post-resurrection turnaround and learns about the vital role Peter played in keeping the early church from splintering. Along the way, he reveals surprising new discoveries and theories about the man who shaped a faith that came to dominate western civilization.

Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

In Elmo's Christmas Countdown, Stiller the Elf is telling Stan the snowball how Christmas was almost ruined. Oscar tosses the magical counting blocks into the air and they disappear. Stiller is worried that he destroyed Christmas, and it is up to Elmo and Abby Cadabby to help him find the blocks and the true meaning of Christmas miracles.

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party
Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
WSMR 89.1

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.

Florida Matters: Best Segments
Florida Matters: Best Segments
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 6:30pm
WUSF 89.7

Highlights from shows from throughout the year in 2014.

Peg + Cat: The Flat Woman Problem/The Hanukkah Problem
Peg + Cat: The Flat Woman Problem/The Hanukkah Problem
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
WUSF TV 16.1

The Flat Woman Problem - Mathtropolis. Super Peg and Cat Guy face their greatest challenge yet: Triangulo and Flat Woman have teamed up to triangulate and flatten the entire town! The Hanukkah Problem - Albert Einstein's House. When Albert Einstein has Peg and Cat over on Hanukkah, he shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a 3D dreidel.

Jazz Piano Christmas XXX
Jazz Piano Christmas XXX
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
WUSF 89.7

NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Pianists Cyrus Chestnut, Kris Davis, Lynne Arriale and The "Master" Harold Mabern take the stage to perform their favorite holiday songs. Hosted by Felix Contreras.

December 24, 2014

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – LIVE!
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – LIVE! (10am - 12pm)
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 10:00am
WSMR 89.1

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.

Musical Gifts: Joshua Bell and Friends
Musical Gifts: Joshua Bell and Friends
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 1:00pm
WSMR 89.1

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.

Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 1:00pm
WUSF 89.7

Back for another year by popular demand, sit back and enjoy an hour from the NPR archives that touches on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk – along with other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by NPR’s Lynn Neary.

A Chanticleer Christmas
A Chanticleer Christmas
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 3:00pm
WSMR 89.1

A Chanticleer Christmas is 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.

NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 3:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year.

First Silent Night
First Silent Night
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

For close to two hundred years, one carol has occupied the heart of Christmas celebrations across the world. Join renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of Silent Night. Simon journeys to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well the city of Salzburg, where the story of the world’s favourite carol had its origins.

Karl Haas – The Story of the Bells
Karl Haas – The Story of the Bells
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 5:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Step back in time just a bit with us for an encore of Karl Haas’ Story of the Bells. Karl Haas, the Radio Hall of Fame’s only “classical music” inductee, hosts this all-time holiday favorite.

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 5:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell welcomed cameras into his elegant Manhattan residence for a rare and intimate concert. Musical Gifts recreates Bell's personal tradition of hosting friends and family at his home during the holidays. The salon-style performance captures the warmth, beauty and magic of the season.

Clone of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – LIVE! (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – LIVE! (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
WSMR 89.1

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.

Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

In Elmo's Christmas Countdown, Stiller the Elf is telling Stan the snowball how Christmas was almost ruined. Oscar tosses the magical counting blocks into the air and they disappear. Stiller is worried that he destroyed Christmas, and it is up to Elmo and Abby Cadabby to help him find the blocks and the true meaning of Christmas miracles.

Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!
The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

This adventure finds the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thingamajigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals - from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs - and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
WUSF TV 16.4

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell welcomed cameras into his elegant Manhattan residence for a rare and intimate concert. Musical Gifts recreates Bell's personal tradition of hosting friends and family at his home during the holidays. The salon-style performance captures the warmth, beauty and magic of the season.

A Christmas Carol: The Concert
A Christmas Carol: The Concert
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

The first time Dickens' classic tale has been adapted for a live orchestral concert with choir and soloists, and performed for audiences in a concert setting. A celebration of classic storytelling and ensemble performances which provide audiences with both the comforts of a classic tale and the thrill of seeing and hearing it told like never before.

Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol
Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
WUSF 89.7

An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy.

Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
WUSF TV 16.4

The iconic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland, is the setting for a
performance of Christmas songs by one of the world's most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, Libera. 'Angels Sing, Libera Christmain Ireland' presents traditional Christmas carols interpreted in the Libera style, and influenced by Irish music and melodies.

An Afro Blue Christmas
An Afro Blue Christmas
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
WUSF 89.7

Join us for this very special Christmas eve concert with Howard University's premiere vocal ensemble Afro Blue, and special guest pianist Cyrus Chestnut. The a cappela group performs a variety of holiday songs including African-American spirituals, jazz and pop tunes, and classical repertoire. The joyous celebration includes one of-a-kind arrangements on traditional holiday songs plus new compositions.

Christmas on the Danube
Christmas on the Danube
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 9:30pm
WUSF TV 16.1

Christmas on the Danube is a companion to European Christmas Market. It is true holiday treat that will fill your senses with warmth, touch your heart, and provide your mind with geography and history, as well. Traveling the majestic Danube river as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture.

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 10:00pm
WUSF TV 16.4

The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. HOLIDAY HANDBELLS runs the gamut of song selections from old yuletide favorites to Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas score and other sounds of the season.

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 10:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell welcomed cameras into his elegant Manhattan residence for a rare and intimate concert. Musical Gifts recreates Bell's personal tradition of hosting friends and family at his home during the holidays. The salon-style performance captures the warmth, beauty and magic of the season.

A Grand Mercer Christmas
A Grand Mercer Christmas
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 11:00pm
WUSF TV 16.4

Taped in Macon, Georgia’s historic Grand Opera House, students and faculty from Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music and its renowned Robert McDuffie Center for Strings perform classical Christmas selections and exclusive new arrangements by noted Boston Pops arranger Randol Bass and Grammy Award-winner Matt Catingub.

 
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