St. Paul, Minn. —
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.
Rorate cæli — Plainsong
O magnum mysterium — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611)
Quem vidistis, pastores? — Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1533 - 1585)
Pastores loquebantur — Francisco Guerrero (1528 - 1599)
Hail Mary, Full of Grace — Anon. English, 15th C.
Mater Christi nobilis — Anon. English, 14th C.
E la don don and Ríu, ríu, chíu — Anon. Basque, 16th C.
A Hymn to the Virgin — Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Lulajże, Jezuniu from Cradle Songs — trad. Polish Carol, adapted Steven Stucky (b. 1949)
Die Stimme des Kindes — Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963)
Daniel Barenboim and Mariam Said issue joint statement on Israel and Palestine conflict
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was founded in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian-American academic Edward Said as a youth ensemble uniting musicians from countries across the Middle East and Europe, aiming to promote intercultural understanding. Via Facebook, Barenboim and Said's widow Mariam have issued a joint statement on current events in Israel and Palestine.