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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH

6:00am


The WQED Morning Show with Jim Cunningham

Live from our Oakland studios, with local arts coverage, NPR news, and morning musical favorites

9:00am


Welcome Christmas

Begin the Christmas holiday with favorite carols old and new from VocalEssence, a regular favorite on A Prairie Home Companion.

10:00am


Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

live from Kings College, Cambridge, England.  The tradition began in 1918, the BBC broadcasts in 1929, and they’ve been on the air ever since for millions worldwide.  Join that one, clear, innocent voice opening Once in Royal David’s City, for the worldwide Christmas service of carols and spiritual texts.

2:00pm


Julie Amacher

4:00pm


Lynn Warfel

6:00pm


The Nutcracker

Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s entire holiday favorite performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Mariss Jansons. 

8:00pm


Elena See

8:00pm


Joshua Bell and Friends

Violinist Joshua Bell performs seasonal music from his new CD, Musical Gifts, with special guests including pianist/singer Frankie Moreno and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.

9:00pm


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.

10:00pm


A Chanticleer Christmas

America’s finest male chorus celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmas with traditional and best-loved Christmas songs from Gregorian chant to Gospel.

 

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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