TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
The WQED Morning Show with Jim Cunningham
Live from our Oakland studios, with local arts coverage, NPR news, and morning musical favorites
Begin the Christmas holiday with favorite carols old and new from VocalEssence, a regular favorite on A Prairie Home Companion.
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.
Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s entire holiday favorite performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Mariss Jansons.
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.
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.
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.