All Holiday Programming for WUSF Public Media

December 25, 2014

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 7:00am
WUSF TV 16.1

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.

A Grand Mercer Christmas
A Grand Mercer Christmas
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 7:00am
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.

Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 8:00am
WUSF TV 16.1

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.

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 8:00am
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.

Welcome Christmas
Welcome Christmas
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 9:00am
WSMR 89.1

It’s an hour of joyful holiday music featuring the Minneapolis-based chorus, VocalEssence, and hosted by John Birge. This year, a tribute to the late Dave Brubeck with his classical Christmas cantata "La Fiesta de la Posada." Plus, this year's winners of the annual carol contest with the American Composers Forum.

A Christmas Carol: The Concert
A Christmas Carol: The Concert
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 9:00am
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.

Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 9:00am
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.

Tinsel Tales 2: NPR Christmas Favorites
Tinsel Tales 2: NPR Christmas Favorites
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 9:00am
WUSF 89.7

NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Town program last year, here is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:00am
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.

Christmas on the Danube
Christmas on the Danube
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 10:30am
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.

Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 11:00am
WUSF TV 16.1

THREE FAITHS, ONE GOD thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect.

Key Chorale Holiday Special
Key Chorale Holiday Special
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 11:00am
WSMR 89.1

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!

A Grand Mercer Christmas
A Grand Mercer Christmas
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 11:00am
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.

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 12:00pm
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.

Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre
Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
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.

Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
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.

The Christmas Truce
The Christmas Truce
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
WUSF 89.7

This Christmas marks the centenary of the 1914 spontaneous Christmas cease-fire by opposing soldiers in WW1. Participants fraternized (against orders), sang carols together and even exchanged holiday gifts on a frozen battlefield. This special tells the true story. You’ll hear folksinger John McCutcheon performing and discussing his song about this remarkable event, hear excerpts from movie dramatizations, and comments by Penn State historian Stanley Weintraub.

Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
Holiday Handbells: The Raleigh Ringers
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
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.

Christmastime in New York: The Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine at the Metropolitan Museum
Christmastime in New York: The Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine at the Metropolitan Museum
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 3:00pm
WSMR 89.1

The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performs at the Medieval Sculpture Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a program that spans hundreds of years and describes the story of the nativity. The concert includes settings of the "O Magnum Mysterium" with text by T. L. da Victoria, Morton Lauridsen, and Francis Poulenc; works by Byrd, Biebl, and Hassler.

A Grand Mercer Christmas
A Grand Mercer Christmas
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 3:00pm
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.

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
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.

Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Libera: Angels Sing Christmas In Ireland
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
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.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival
St. Olaf Christmas Festival (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
WSMR 89.1

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.

Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Thursday, December 25, 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 That! Reindeer Games/Along Came A Spider
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Reindeer Games/Along Came A Spider
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

Sure to be a holiday favorite for the entire family for years to come, 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 Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down, and they depend on a variety of animals and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home.

Bob Seymour’s Christmas All Night Jazz
Bob Seymour’s Christmas All Night Jazz
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
WUSF 89.7

Join Bob Seymour as you wind down from a full day of food, fun and festivities – with the perennial favorite, the Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite, in its entirety! Also enjoy a sprinkling of seasonal songs and favorite ballads as you wind up Christmas.

Peg + Cat: The Christmas Problem
Peg + Cat: The Christmas Problem
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
WUSF TV 16.1

When Santa Claus is in trouble, Peg and Cat have to solve their biggest problem ever: how to make and wrap presents for all the children of the world, and then deliver them using 100 sleighs.

December 27, 2014

Metropolitan Opera Live – Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA (1:00pm - 3:45pm)
Metropolitan Opera Live – Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA (1:00pm - 3:45pm)
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 1:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Verdi's consumptive courtesan returns in Willy Decker's timeless setting, with rising sopranos Marina Rebeka and Sonya Yoncheva sharing the role of the title heroine. Stephen Costello and Francesco Demuro are Alfredo, Quinn Kelsey and Ludovic Tézier are Germont, and Marco Armiliato conducts.{Photo: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode}

Saturday Night Jazz:  2014 Jazz Favorites (9:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday Night Jazz: 2014 Jazz Favorites (9:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 9:00pm
WUSF 89.7

Again this year, we’ll take a few hours and revisit some of the new releases that were favorites of our All Night Jazz audience. We couldn’t stop listening to guitarist Dave Stryker’s ‘Eight Track,’ reworking hits from the 70s, and our list is sure to include the latest from veteran pianists George Cables and Harold Mabern, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and Bay Area guitarist Nate Najar’s Trio.

December 28, 2014

Florida Matters: Best Segments
Florida Matters: Best Segments
Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 7:30am
WUSF 89.7

Highlights from shows from throughout the year in 2014.

 
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