Holiday Classics Stream

Listen to the sounds of classical music throughout the holiday season with our seasonal all-holiday music stream, Holiday Classics through January 1, or listen to the Classical Stream.

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Classical Minnesota Public Radio!

We're glad you stopped by to explore our holiday offerings. We hope you find the music is a kind of companion for the holiday months, whether you're getting ready for Chanukah and Thanksgiving, or looking for that perfect mood for your December gatherings.

online stream of Holiday Classics, through January 1.

Seasonal specials are presented on Classical Minnesota Public Radio stations and stream.

November 30

Advent Wreath Advent Voices
Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways.

December 4

Advent Wreath Advent Voices
Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways.

December 7

December 9

Philip Brunelle Welcome Christmas!
A perennial broadcast favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary Philip Brunelle. This year, a tribute to the late Dave Brubeck with his classical Christmas cantata "La Fiesta de la Posada."

December 10

December 11

Cantus live at Westminster (Live broadcast)
From traditional favorites to new arrangements of popular classics, Cantus celebrates the sounds that fill the airwaves each year with "Christmas on the Radio." Live broadcast from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.
Taste of the Holidays
Outstanding holiday performances performed by regional ensembles.

December 12

Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre
Eric Whitacre is America's most popular composer today, and his choral works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. In this one-hour programs, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse and describes the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.

December 15

Christmas at Luther

December 16

Candles Burning Brightly Candles Burning Brightly®
A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.
Concordia Christmas

December 17

Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre
Eric Whitacre is America's most popular composer today, and his choral works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. In this one-hour programs, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse and describes the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.

December 18

2012 St. Olaf Christmas: Viking Chorus

December 20

Candles Burning Brightly Candles Burning Brightly®
A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.

December 24

King's College A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.
King's College A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.


Past Programs

November 26

Autumn leaves Giving Thanks with John Birge
With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. For 2014, two great poets join us at the table. We remember Maya Angelou, and she shares her Thanksgiving blessing and memories. Nikki Giovanni reads food poems from her new book, and recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college.
November 27

Autumn leaves Giving Thanks with John Birge
With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. For 2014, two great poets join us at the table. We remember Maya Angelou, and she shares her Thanksgiving blessing and memories. Nikki Giovanni reads food poems from her new book, and recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college.
Cantus Thanksgiving with Cantus
Cantus, one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, talk with host Alison Young about the holiday, music and food. This year's special presentation will focus on gratitude for nourishment and all that surrounds us.
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Gifts for the Classical Music Lover
ArkivMusic presents a collection of the best classical music for gift-giving this holiday season. Including rare and value-priced items, this gift guide contains something for any classical music lover.

 


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