Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre 9am – 10am

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.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival 6pm – 8pm

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.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival 1pm – 3pm

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.

Key Chorale Holiday Special 11am – 12pm

Recorded in Sarasota 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.

Key Chorale Holiday Special 2pm – 3pm

Recorded in Sarasota 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.

Metropolitan Opera Live – Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago 1pm – 4:20pm

Rossini’s La Donna del Lago is a dazzling bel canto showcase set in the medieval Scottish highlands. Joyce DiDonato reprises her stunning portrayal of the “lady of the lake,” tenor Lawrence Brownlee is the king who pursues her. Rossini master Michele Mariotti conducts the operatic adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s classic.

An Operavore Christmas 4pm – 5pm

Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.

Messiah with the PSO 6pm – 8pm

Handel's much adored oratorio, Messiah, returns to Heinz Hall! Led by Music Director Manfred Honeck and featuring a cast of guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, this work is a religious story of hope, inspiration and timeless expression. Handel's celebration of the human response to the divine will lift spirits and provide the perfect start to the holiday season.

A Chanticleer Christmas 10am – 11am

A Chanticleer Christmas is a one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the San Francisco-based, 12-man ensemble known as “an orchestra of voices.”

Christmas at the Movies 3pm – 4pm

The Christmas holiday is charged with nostalgia and hope, so a Christmas setting can effectively heighten the emotional power of any film. There have been many Christmas scenes in movies, and host David Garland unwraps some of the accompanying music for them. Holiday favorites “It's a Wonderful Life,” “Miracle On 34th Street,” and “The Bishop's Wife” are included.