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.

See below for a full list of our 2013 holiday programming, and be sure to enjoy our online stream of Holiday Classics, through January 1.

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



Past Programs

November 26

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.
November 27

Fall Leaves Giving Thanks
Classical music is the heart and soul of the original Giving Thanks. This year features a tribute to Bach, including Simone Dinnerstein; Eric Whitacre's gorgeous setting of e.e. cumming's i thank You God for most this amazing day; and Dawn Upshaw sings Maria Schneider's breathtaking new setting of Winter Morning Walks by Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, who introduces the poem.
November 28

Cantus Thanksgiving with Cantus
Cantus is one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, and with Alison Young, they talk about the holiday, music and food. This year's special presentation will focus on the importance of heritage, including works from the Sacred Harp, Lakota Wiyanki by Herrington/Woodside and is the premiere of Psalm of the Soil, by Sarah Kirkland Snider.
November 30

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 1

Advent Wreath Advent Voices
Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.
December 4

December 5

December 6

Christmas with The Rose Ensemble
December 8

December 10

December 11

December 12

Concordia Christmas
December 13

Christmas at Luther
December 16

December 17

Christmas at Luther
December 18

December 19

Taste of the Holidays
Outstanding holiday performances performed by regional ensembles.
December 20

Handel's Messiah
English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
December 23

December 24

Kings College A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (Live)
Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live 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.
All Christmas Music
December 25

All Christmas Music
Let Classical MPR provide the soundtrack to your holiday with Christmas music all day long.
December 31

Handel's Messiah
The SPCO performing Messiah, recorded the weekend of Dec. 19–21.
January 1

New Year's Day in Vienna
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