Holiday Music with Classical WSMR 89.1 + 103.9

Gather with your friends and family, turn on the radio, and stay with us for a day full of your favorite Christmas music! We have lovely music and wonderful specials to celebrate the holiday…all day and all night.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – LIVE! (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

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.

Karl Haas – The Story of the Bells

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.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – LIVE! (10am - 12pm)

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.

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party

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.

An Anonymous 4 Christmas

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.

Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre

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.

Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre

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 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

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 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

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.