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 12 AM
Music Through the Night
with Bob Christiansen
12:01 am Stephen Paulus: This Endris Night
Dale Warland
Kathleen Robinson, oboe
Gothic 49208 Buy now
12:06 am Jan Jirasek: At Midnight on Christmas Eve
Jiri Skopal
Navona 6010 Buy now
12:09 am Marcel Tournier: Six Noels for Harp
Judy Loman, harp
Naxos 572510 Buy now
12:19 am John Rutter: Christmas Night
Robert Shafer
William Neil, organ
Gothic 49235 Buy now
12:26 am Traditional: The Darkest Midnight in December
David Chatterley, hurdy-gurdy
Sony 62688 Buy now
12:32 am Rick Sowash: Piano Trio No. 3 "A Christmas Divertimento"
Gasparo 254 Buy now
12:53 am Engelbert Humperdinck: Blue Bird: Christmas Dream
Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Virgin 91494 Buy now
 1 AM
Music Through the Night
with Ward Jacobson
1:01 am Morten Lauridsen: O Nata Lux
Karen P. Thomas
SPM 2011 Buy now
1:06 am Christmas Music: Medley
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438 Buy now
1:18 am Eleanor Daley: Love came down at Christmas
Hyperion 68299 Buy now
1:24 am Anonymous/Howard Blake: Wondrous Love/The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba
Flowerpot 2021 Buy now
1:31 am Traditional English: Coventry Carol
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Listen 50001 Buy now
1:33 am James Whitbourn: Missa Carolae
James Jordan
Daryl Robinson, organ
Naxos 573715 Buy now
1:53 am Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noel
Marc Minkowski
Mirella Giardelli, organ
Archiv 5271 Buy now
 2 AM
2:01 am Mark O'Connor: One Winter's Night
Mark O'Connor, violin
OMAC 16 Buy now
2:06 am Peter Cornelius: The Three Kings
Naxos 573719 Buy now
2:09 am Christmas Music: Christmas Medley
Jeremy Backhouse
Martin Ford, organ
Naxos 573030 Buy now
2:37 am Traditional German: Still, Still, Still
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438 Buy now
2:41 am Franz Gruber: Silent Night
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438 Buy now
2:43 am Traditional: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438 Buy now
2:46 am Francis Poulenc: Four Christmas Motets
Stephen Layton
Hyperion 67623 Buy now
2:56 am Max Reger: Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Cradle Song)
Roland Pontinen, piano
Bis 1164 Buy now
 3 AM
3:01 am Anonymous: Ave rex angelorum
ECM 2416 Buy now
3:03 am Andrew Smith: Ave maris stella
ECM 2416 Buy now
3:06 am Anonymous: A Medieval Christmas
Bard 9106 Buy now
3:29 am Sergei Lyapunov: Christmas Night
Eteri Andjaparidze, piano
Naxos 553461 Buy now
3:30 am Sergei Lyapunov: Christmas Night
Eteri Andjaparidze, piano
Naxos 553461 Buy now
3:35 am Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Stephen Cleobury
Rachel Masters, harp
Argo 433215 Buy now
 4 AM
4:01 am James Bassi: Quem pastores laudavere
Harry Christophers
Coro 16117 Buy now
4:06 am Gustav Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter
Sublyme 64199 Buy now
4:10 am Patric Standford: A Christmas Carol Symphony
Gavin Sutherland
Naxos 557099 Buy now
4:30 am Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Noels
Olivier Fortin
Analekta 9908 Buy now
4:46 am Various: There is no Rose: Three Settings
Bis 2099 Buy now
4:55 am Traditional: Now found is the fairest of roses
ECM 2550 Buy now
 5 AM
5:01 am Traditional: See Amid the Winter's Snow
Harry Christophers
Margaret Philips, organ
Collins 13002 Buy now
5:06 am Graham Lack: This Ember Night
Barnaby Smith
VCM 121 Buy now
5:14 am Ronn McFarlane: Early Christmas Morning Gigue
Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba
Flowerpot 2021 Buy now
5:17 am Traditional Irish: Wexford Carol
Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba
Flowerpot 2021 Buy now
5:22 am Stephen Chatman: Carols of the Nativity
Bruce Pullan
Kathleen Allen, soprano
Centrediscs 15509 Buy now
5:41 am George Frideric Handel: Messiah: Pifa
John Georgiadis
James Galway, flute
RCA 60736 Buy now
5:45 am John Rutter: Mary's Lullaby
John Rutter
London/Decca 425500 Buy now
5:50 am Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto "Il riposo" (Christmas Concerto)
Angele Dubeau
Analekta 8730 Buy now
 6 AM
Welcome Christmas
Welcome Christmas! is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world¬'s premiere choral groups. John Birge hosts an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.
 7 AM - 9 AM
Performance Today Weekend
with Fred Child
This two hour weekly program features classical music in concert from studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features.
 9 AM
From the Top
w/ Peter Dugan
This week¬'s episode was recorded at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California, with host Peter Dugan, and features students from its pre-collegiate programs. A 15-year-old pianist performs the music of Shostakovich. She¬'s joined by a teenage cellist performing Schumann, and a cellist who shares her experience rehearsing with an artificially intelligent piano.
 10 AM - 12 PM
River City Brass Christmas Brasstacular
A rebroadcast of the River City Brass Christmas Brasstacular.
 12 PM
All Is Bright
Lynne Warfel hosts an hour of gorgeous, contemplative choral music that tells the traditional Christmas story with songs about angels, the star and the manger scene. Featured artists include Cantus, Chanticleer, Cambridge Singers, Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby, Jessye Norman, and a variety of choirs.
 1 PM - 3 PM
Saturday at the Opera
with the Metropolitan Opera
Verdi¬'s ¬"Aida¬"
 3 PM - 5 PM
Holiday Favorites
with Anna Singer
Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert
A rebroadcast of the 2021 Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert.
 5 PM - 8 PM
Jim and Rick Play Holiday Classics
Rick Sebak joins Jim Cunningham for 3 hours of holiday music and storytelling.
 8 PM - 10 PM
with Julie Amacher
Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic in Rachmaninoff¬'s Ne poj, krasavica, and Dvorak¬'s Symphony No. 8. Selina Ott plays the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1.
 10 PM - 12 AM
CMU December Concert
A rebroadcast of the CMU Philharmonic and Chorus December concert.