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Classical Notes: December 24, 2012 Archive

King's College Choir: Christmas and the Blitz

Posted at 9:53 AM on December 24, 2012 by John Birge (1 Comments)

From "Christmas Under Fire," a 1940 British newsreel documentary, and evergreen for every year.

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The boys sing at 7:40, but the entire thing is wonderful and touching if you have a few minutes to pause and reflect on your blessings for Christmas Eve. Peace on Earth:


On the Air This Week

Posted at 1:56 PM on December 24, 2012 by Rex Levang (0 Comments)
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Highlights from Dec. 24, 2012, to Jan. 1, 2013

Monday, 5 pm: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from Cambridge, England.
Monday, 11 am: Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.
Monday, 5 pm: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from Cambridge, England.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Welcome Christmas!, with VocalEssence.
Tuesday, 7 pm: Echoes of Christmas, with the Dale Warland Singers.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Magnum Chorum.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Andrew Litton, conducting music of Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
Saturday, 12 noon: Metropolitan Opera: Thomas Adès: The Tempest.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: From English Chapels and Cathedrals.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Oslo Philharmonic.
Tuesday, 10 am: Vienna New Year's.