WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH
St. Olaf Christmas Festival
One of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations, a service in song and word from more than 500 student musicians in hymns, carols, choral and orchestral works celebrating the Nativity.
Leroy Anderson Christmas
Hosted by Leonard Slatkin and the composer’s son, Kurt Anderson, this program features Anderson’s holiday favorites including his Sleigh Ride, Suite of Carols for String Orchestra, and more.
Pittsburgh Holiday Performances
Rebroadcasts of local holiday concerts by Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz Chapel Choir, River City Brass, Mendelssohn Choir and the Pitt Men’s Glee Club, all the way through 4pm.
Music of the Baroque: Brass & Choral Holiday Concert
Host Kerry Frumkin guides you through music of the 16th and 17th centuries by composers such as Praetorius, Paulus, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, and others.
The Canadian Brass
The ensemble will play holiday favorites from their new Christmas album, including the beloved Vince Guaraldi songs from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine
For their 25th Anniversary tour of the US, the globally-revered vocal ensemble directed by Peter Phillips presents a truly sublime holiday program in a concert at St. Paul’s Church in Harvard Square.
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
An exploration of the six cantatas, premiered at Leipzig’s St. Thomas and St. Nicholas Churches in 1734, that mark the period from Christmas to Epiphany.
Carols the World Round
A celebration of the music and traditions that make up the Christmas season from the plains of Africa to the hills of Appalachia and beyond.