June LeBell’s Musical Conversations Christmas Spectacular

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.

Key Chorale Holiday Special

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!

Metropolitan Opera Live – Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (1:00pm-4:40pm)

Met Music Director James Levine, back to full strength, will resume his typical schedule of six operas in the 2014-15 season. His first opera will be Richard Eyre’s new production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.

Messiah from the Washington National Cathedral

Each year the Cathedral’s annual Messiah performances during the first weekend of December attract an audience of some 6,000 from the greater Washington area.

Christmas At The Movies

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.

Christmastime in New York: The Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine at the Metropolitan Museum

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.

Christmastime in New York: The Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine at the Metropolitan Museum

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.

Candles Burning Brightly

Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.

Musical Gifts: Joshua Bell and Friends

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.

Musical Gifts: Joshua Bell and Friends

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.