WSMR 89.1 Holiday Programming

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: 8:00-9:00PM
12/23/2017 - 8:00pm
WSMR 89.1

The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues its tradition of great artistry this holiday season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Live! - 10:00am-12:00pm
12/24/2017 - 10:00am
WSMR 89.1

Michael Barone presents a WSMR tradition – a live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and...

Sunday Baroque with Suzanne Bona: 12:00-2:00pm
12/24/2017 - 12:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Suzanne offers cheery seasonal music to create a festive spirit - baroque Christmas Concertos, carols, and other special treats to help you get into the right frame of mind. Whether you're relaxing, preparing for guests to arrive or sharing gifts, it's the perfect holiday soundtrack!

Hollywood Holiday: 3:00-4:00pm
12/24/2017 - 3:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Hooray for "Hollywood!"  Join host Lynne Warfel for this one-hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished Christmas-themed movies. Whether you’re running holiday errands or trimming the tree, you’re likely to sing and dance with the stars you’ve loved for years. [Photo: bit....

The Story of The Bells: 5:00-6:00pm
12/24/2017 - 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. 

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Live! - 8:00-10:00pm
12/24/2017 - 8:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Michael Barone presents a WSMR tradition – a live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and...

Messiah with The PSO: 10:00pm-midnight
12/24/2017 - 10:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Handel's much adored oratorio, Messiah, returns to Heinz Hall! Led by Music Director Manfred Honeck, and featuring a cast of guest vocalists with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. [Photo: pixabay/hrohmann-848687]

Christmas Day....Holiday Music with Classical WSMR 89.1 + 103.9
12/25/2017 (All day)
WSMR 89.1

Gather with your friends and family, turn on the radio, and stay with us for a day full of your favorite Christmas music!  Bethany Cagle, Russell Gant and Tyler Kline are just the right company to help you celebrate the holiday…all day and all night.

Master Chorale of Tampa Bay: The Morning Star Festival - 9:00AM
12/25/2017 - 9:00am
WSMR 89.1

Tampa’s Master Chorale Ensemble Singers perform the music of J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Arvo Pärt, Ola Gjeilo, and Roberto Sierra – all music based on the well-known holiday theme, “how brightly shines the morning star... ” [Photo: pixabay/monicore-1499084]

June LeBell’s Christmas Holiday Spectacular: 6:00-7:00pm
12/25/2017 - 6:00pm
WSMR 89.1

The holidays remind us of dear friends and are so often full of great music.  That combination comes to life once more this year – as we rebroadcast the late June LeBell’s special holiday program – first aired last Christmas.  June invites you into her living room to listen to some of her...

Metropolitan Opera Live! – The Merry Widow: 1:00-4:00pm
12/30/2017 - 1:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Susan Graham sings the title role of the fabulous woman of the world who sets out to conquer glamorous old Paris and get the one thing that has eluded her—a commitment from her playboy first love. Lehár’s delightful score of lush waltzes and beautiful ballads will sparkle with a supporting cast...

New Year’s with The PSO: 10pm-midnight
12/31/2017 - 10:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Ring in the New Year with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a concert of Strauss waltzes and polkas in the style of the Vienna New Year’s concert! [Photo:pixabay/Gellinger-201217]

New Year’s Day From Vienna: 11:00am-1:00pm
01/01/2018 - 11:00am
WSMR 89.1

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more – WSMR’s most festive way to start off the New Year. [Photo:pixabay/stux-12364]

 

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