Monday, November 25, 2013

Get Into the Holiday Musical Spirit!

By Misty Harris

As you gather together with your loved ones and friends for the holidays, bring us along! Our holiday musical programming on Classical 94.5 WNED will make all of your events even more festive.


Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m.
Candles Burning Brightly
- More than two thousand years ago, in the days of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the religious life of the Jews was brought almost to a halt by the ancient Greeks. But rather than give in to the pressure to assimilate, a band of Jews who practiced their faith in secret returned to their holy city and rededicated the Temple. Their courageous act and its aftermath form the focus of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock offer a program which explores the customs and music of the holiday. (1 Hour) Source: APM
Thursday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m.
Grandma's Thanksgiving Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians
- The official kickoff to the holiday season comes with this traditional playing of "Over the River and Through the Woods." Source: CD

Friday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m.
Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah
- Host James David Jacobs joins together with violinist Itzhak Perlman and the New England Conservatory's Hankus Netsky, a pioneer in the revival of klezmer music, to explore the musical common ground of Jewish sacred music from diverse cultures. Featuring performances by Itzhak Perlman in new, unique arrangements by Netsky, the director of NEC's acclaimed Contemporary Improvisation department and the founder of the world-renowned Klezmer Conservatory Band. (1Hour) Source: PRI

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.
Sunday Baroque
- This year Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, will be celebrated from November 28 until December 5. Sunday Baroque's variety of seasonal selections will include highlights from George Frederic Handel's stirring oratorio JUDAS MACCABAEUS. (4 Hours)Source: WSHU

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.
The Nutcracker
- It wouldn't be the holiday without music from this famous ballet by Tchaikovsky! (2 Hours) Source: CD

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
Advent Voice
: A special program of contemplative music for the season, hosted by Lynne Warfel. (1 Hour) Source: APM

Monday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.
The Rose Ensemble
: Christmas Revelry in Colonial Latin America-Enjoy the music of this holiday season as we "dance our way to Bethlehem" in this Christmas production featuring festive and earthy music from early Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, and beyond. Colonial Latin America was a melting pot of ethnic diversity, when newcomers wrestled with local traditions, and cultural conflict was often reconciled through musical collaboration. Dances from the streets of Mother Spain mingle with African rhythms and indigenous languages, while celebration turns glorious in the pageantry of the Franciscan missions of California and New Mexico. (1 Hour) Source: Tom Crann

Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.
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 concert at St. Paul's Church in Harvard Square. Presented by the Boston Early Music Festival and hosted by Cathy Fuller. (1 Hour) Source: PRI

Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
Candles Burning Brightly
: More than two thousand years ago, in the days of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the religious life of the Jews was brought almost to a halt by the ancient Greeks. But rather than give in to the pressure to assimilate, a band of Jews who practiced their faith in secret returned to their holy city and rededicated the Temple. Their courageous act and its aftermath form the focus of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock offer a program which explores the customs and music of the holiday.(1 Hour) Source: APM

Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
Movies on the Radio
: Some of the best music of the season comes from the movies! Enjoy this program of film scores from Christmas movies, hosted by David Garland. (1 hour) Source: WQXR

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 a.m.
Liszt's Christus
- This Christmas oratorio tells the story of the life of Jesus from birth to the Passion. (2 Hours) Source: CD

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.
Sunday Baroque
: Every year Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona reviews the most appealing recent recordings, and creates a list of suggestions for holiday gift-giving for the baroque music lover on your list. Throughout December on Sunday Baroque you can audition her recommendations from the annual Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift list. (4 Hours) Source: WSHU

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. 
Advent Voices: A special program of contemplative music for the season, hosted by Lynne Warfel. (1 Hour) Source: APM

Monday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.
Leroy Anderson Christmas
: American composer and arranger Leroy Anderson made a specialty of creating unique and rousing assemblages of Christmas music. It was Anderson who (with Choral Director Robert Shaw) forged the sound of an American Christmas. (1 Hour) Source: CD

Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. 
A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico: Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH. (1 Hour) Source: NPR

Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.
Handel's Messiah:
is one of the most famous oratorios ever written and is a common musical backdrop of the season. More popular portions include "For unto us a Child is born", "Glory to God in the Highest," and, the most famous, the "Hallelujah" chorus. (2 Hours, 30 Minutes) Performed by Tafelmusik. Source: CD

Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.
Brother Heinrich's Christmas/ Hely Hutchinson Carol Symphony:
Two traditional favorites: John Rutter's Christmas fable about the writing of well known Christmas Carol and the Donkey that inspired it and one of the first symphonies to be based on our favorite Christmas carols. (1 Hour) Source: CD

Friday, Dec.13, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Making a List
(Local): Classical 94.5 WNED announcers offer their annual selections of holiday gift giving suggestions, inspirational quotes, recipes and "Best of the Year" classical CD nominations. (2 Hours) Source: Local

Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
Joshua Bell and Friends
: Join violinist Joshua Bell for an intimate concert taped at WQXR's Greene Space in New York City, showcasing his new Christmas album. (1 Hour) Source: WQXR

Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 a.m.
Missa Solemnis:
A lesser known, but no less great work by Beethoven to help celebrate his birthday. (1 hour, 20 minutes) Source: CD

Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.
Sunday Baroque:
The holiday season doesn't have to be stressful! Sunday Baroque will offer a variety of cheery seasonal music to create a festive spirit, whether you're relaxing, baking, preparing for guests, or heading out to shop for holiday gifts.(4 Hours)Source: WSHU

Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.
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 concert at St. Paul's Church in Harvard Square. Presented by the Boston Early Music Festival and hosted by Cathy Fuller. (1 Hour) Source: PRI

Monday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m.
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, "Choral"
- We celebrate Beethoven's birthday with his greatest symphony that ends with a setting of Schiller's "Ode to Joy". Beloved world- wide this musical call for brotherhood demonstrates the enduring power of music to bind the human community. (1 Hours 30 Minutes)Source: CD

Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.
The Rose Ensemble
: Christmas Revelry in Colonial Latin America-Enjoy the music of this holiday season as we "dance our way to Bethlehem" in this Christmas production featuring festive and earthy music from early Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, and beyond. Colonial Latin America was a melting pot of ethnic diversity, when newcomers wrestled with local traditions, and cultural conflict was often reconciled through musical collaboration. Dances from the streets of Mother Spain mingle with African rhythms and indigenous languages, while celebration turns glorious in the pageantry of the Franciscan missions of California and New Mexico. (1 Hour) Source: Tom Crann

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at 8PM Bach's Christmas Oratorio- This classical Christmas work was originally performed over several feast days in 1734-1735. We'll play all six parts in succession, so you don't have to wait. (2.5 Hours) Source: CD

Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.
Handel's Messiah
- is one of the most famous oratorios ever written and is a common musical backdrop of the season. This hour we'll offer the more popular portions including "For unto us a Child is born", "Glory to God in the Highest," and, the most famous, the "Hallelujah" chorus. (Selections Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (1 Hour) Source: CD

Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m.
Vaughan Williams' Hodie
– Sung in English this 20th Century cantata is based on old English carols. (1 Hour) Source: CD

Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.
Canadian Brass
- Enjoy all Christmas and holiday music from a what is arguably the most popular brass quintet in the world! An intimate concert recorded at the WQXR Greene Space in New York City. (1 Hour) Source: WQXR

Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m.
A Canadian Christmas
- A cornucopia of Canadian musicians celebrate the season with secular and holy music. (1 Hour) Source: CD

Thursday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m.
A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico
- Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH. (1 Hour) Source: NPR

Thursday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m.
Making a List
(Local)- Classical 94.5 WNED announcers offer their annual selections of holiday gift giving suggestions, inspirational quotes, recipes and "Best of the Year" classical CD nominations. (2 Hours) Source: Local

Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m.
Philharmonic Friday Holiday Special
(Local)- Join Peter Hall for a wonderful celebration of the season as performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.(1 Hour) Source: Local

Friday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m.
Leroy Anderson Christmas
- American composer and arranger Leroy Anderson made a specialty of creating unique and rousing assemblages of Christmas music. It was Anderson who (with Choral Director Robert Shaw) forged the sound of an American Christmas. (1 Hour) Source: CD

Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.
A Krummy Christmas
- Bob Krum brings you a musical greeting card for the Holidays! There will be Christmas carols from different countries, along with wonderful performances of many of the old favorites! There's sure to be surprises, fun and good cheer as Bob celebrates Christmas in his favorite way—with music! (2 Hours) Source: Local

Saturday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m.
The American Legion Band of the Tonawanda Holiday Special
(Local)- Join the award winning American Legion Band of the Tonawandas as they play seasonal favorites. Michael Shaw conducts this award winning concert band.(1 Hour) Source: Local

Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m.
Sunday Baroque
- As you and your family are making final preparations for the Christmas holiday – last minute shopping, wrapping gifts, or traveling to your holiday destination -- Sunday Baroque will celebrate with warm and meaningful holiday music from a much simpler time, including selections from Johann Sebastian Bach's CHRISTMAS ORATORIO. (4 Hours) Source: WSHU

Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m.
Making a List
(Local)- Classical 94.5 WNED announcers offer their annual selections of holiday gift giving suggestions, inspirational quotes, recipes and "Best of the Year" classical CD nominations. (2 Hours) Source: Local

Sunday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m.
Anonymous 4
– Enjoy the vocal texture of medieval chant in this all-Christmas program taped live in NYC. (1 Hour) Source: WQXR

Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.
The American Legion Band of the Tonawanda Holiday Special
(Local)- Join the award winning American Legion Band of the Tonawandas as they play seasonal favorites. Michael Shaw conducts this award winning concert band.(1 Hour) Source: Local

Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m.
A Centennial Ceremony of Carols
: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration- A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the renowned British composer Benjamin Britten through his beloved choral music for the holidays. Centerpiece of the program will be Britten's Ceremony of Carols, which will also feature other Britten holiday works and standard carols arranged by Sir David Willcocks. (1 Hour) Source: PRI

Monday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m.
Brother Heinrich's Christmas/ Hely Hutchinson Carol Symphony
- Two traditional favorites: John Rutter's Christmas fable about the writing of well known Christmas Carol and the Donkey that inspired it and one of the first symphonies to be based on our favorite Christmas carols. (1 Hour) Source: CD

Monday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m.
The Nutcracker
- It wouldn't be the holiday without music from this famous ballet by Tchaikovsky!(2 Hours)Source: CD

Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 p.m.
Movies on the Radio
- Some of the best music of the season comes from the movies! Enjoy this program of film scores from Christmas movies, hosted by David Garland. (1 hour)Source: WQXR

Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
- Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live music and spoken-word 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 music (2 Hours)(Live)Source: APM

Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m.
Handel's Messiah
- is one of the most famous oratorios ever written and is a common musical backdrop of the season. More popular portions include "For unto us a Child is born", "Glory to God in the Highest," and, the most famous, the "Hallelujah" chorus. (Performed by Concentus Musicus Wien) (2 Hours, 30 Minutes) Source: CD

Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 26 at 6 a.m. Continuous Christmas MusicSource: C24

Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 9 a.m.
A Krummy Christmas
(Local)- Bob Krum brings you a musical greeting card for the Holidays! There will be Christmas carols from different countries, along with wonderful performances of many of the old favorites! There's sure to be surprises, fun and good cheer as Bob celebrates Christmas in his favorite way—with music! (2 Hours) Source: Local

Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 4 p.m.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
- (Re-broadcast) Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live music and spoken-word 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 music. (2 Hours) Source: APM

Thursday, Dec. 26 at 1 p.m.
Rheinberger's Star of Bethlehem
- Sung in German, this 19th Century cantata is a retelling of the Nativity story, punctuated by heart lifting choruses. (1 Hour) Source: CD

Thursday, Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio Selections
- This classical Christmas work was originally performed over several feast days in 1734-1735. (1 Hour) Source: CD

Thursday, Dec. 26 at 8 p.m.
Handel's Messiah
- is one of the most famous oratorios ever written and is a common musical backdrop of the season. More popular portions include "For unto us a Child is born", "Glory to God in the Highest," and, the most famous, the "Hallelujah" chorus. Performed by the New York Philharmonic. Source: WFMT

Friday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m.
The Nutcracker
- It wouldn't be the holiday without music from this famous ballet by Tchaikovsky! (2 Hours) Source: Local CD

Sunday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m.
Sunday Baroque
- On this final Sunday of the year, Sunday Baroque will recap some of the top baroque and early music recordings released during 2013, including one last opportunity to audition selections from the Sunday Baroque holiday gift list. (so you'll have some ideas how to spend those gift cards you received!) (4 Hours) Source: WSHU

Sunday, Dec. 29 at 6 p.m.
A Chanticleer Christmas
- A celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries — from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols. (1Hour) Source: APM

Sunday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m.
Joshua Bell and Friends
- Join violinist Joshua Bell for an intimate concert taped at WQXR's Greene Space in New York City, showcasing his new Christmas album. (1 Hour) Source: WQXR

Monday, Dec. 30 at 10 a.m.
A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico
- Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH. (1 Hour) Source: NPR

Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m.
A Centennial Ceremony of Carols
: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration- A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the renowned British composer Benjamin Britten through his beloved choral music for the holidays. Centerpiece of the program will be Britten's Ceremony of Carols, which will also feature other Britten holiday works and standard carols arranged by Sir David Willcocks. (1 Hour) Source: PRI

Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m.
Stratton Rawson's New Year's Eve
(Local- Stratton Rawson helps you welcome in 2013 with song and story. (3 Hours) Source: Local

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11 a.m.
New Year's Day from Vienna 2014
- Get ready to pop the New Year's Day champagne! The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on New Year's Day 2014. The orchestra has invited Daniel Barenboim to welcome 2014 by conducting the annual New Year's concert, honoring his 25 years of musical collaboration with the orchestra, and his efforts to bring peace to the world through music. Hear the hit tunes of the Strauss family and others -- polkas, gallops and waltzes, live from the Musikverein, on New Year's Day from Vienna. Hosted by Laura Carlo. (2 Hours) Source: NPR

Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10 a.m.
A Chanticleer Christmas
- A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries — from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols. (1 Hour) Source: APM

Friday, January 3, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Anonymous 4: Enjoy the vocal texture of medieval chant in this all-Christmas program taped live in NYC. (1 Hour) Source: WQXR

Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Sunday Baroque
- TBD (4 Hours) (4 Hours) Source: WSHU

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ (The Childhood of Christ)
- This choral work tells the story of the Holy Family's fleeing to Egypt. (2 Hours) Source: CD

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