This is a series of three-minute modules presented by Naomi Lewin of Classics for Kids exploring the stories and customs of Chanukah, including the Chanukah miracle, lighting the menorah, and traditional foods. Each of The Eight Nights of Chanukah also contains music for the holiday.
This is a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with an exploration of traditional foods and activities, as well as plenty of music.
New for 2013, two wise, witty women join host John Burge at the table: celebrated writer and actor Julia Sweeney, and best-selling author Anne Lamott. Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.
Fred Child brings us a holiday edition of the weekday concert program that features live performances from across the country for this American holiday.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.Sunday, December 1, 2013 | Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Join one of the premiere men’s vocal ensembles in the country and host Alison Young as they talk about the holiday and perform wonderful choral music.
This is a new one-hour special of contemplative music for the season hosted by Lynne Warfel.
Friday, December 6, 2013 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.WDAV’s live holiday broadcast returns with a program of beloved carols and holiday music illuminated by scripture readings. An original WDAV production.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
The acclaimed ensemble returns with a special featuring festive early music from Chile, Bolivia and Mexico, and joined by guests Piffaro, the Renaissance Band.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Monday, December 23, 2013 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.This is the annual broadcast of the Advent service from Davidson College Presbyterian Church. A WDAV Production.
Monday, December 16, 2013 | 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Recorded in The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR in New York City, this program features violinist Joshua Bell performing seasonal music from his new CD, “Musical Gifts” with special guests including the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The choir performs at the Medieval Sculpture Hall at the internationally famous museum in a program that describes the story of the nativity. The concert includes selections by Victoria, Morten Lauridsen, and Francis Poulenc; works by Byrd, Biebl, and Hassler; as well as music by Eric Whitacre.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Recorded in The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR in New York City, the program features the beloved ensemble from “up north” playing holiday favorites from their new Christmas album, including the beloved Vince Guaraldi songs from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
From Corpus Christi Church in New York City the legendary vocal group sings medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary. Anglo-American ballads such as The Cherry Tree Carol and A Virgin Unspotted add a homespun seasonal touch.
Friday, December 20, 2013 | 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Who doesn't love a good Christmas movie? Matt Rogers revisits music from holiday classics like It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol (1951), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Home Alone, and White Christmas.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 7:00 -10:00 p.m.
The holiday favorite is performed at the site of its New World premiere in 1770. Featuring the renowned Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra in Lower Manhattan, this annual New York City holiday favorite is available for the first time to a national audience.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 10:00 p.m. - midnight
Frank Dominguez hosts a new edition of the program with traditional Spanish language villancicos of the season, plus sacred works and Christmas songs performed by Hispanic artists such as tenor Plácido Domingo and pianist Gabriela Montero.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 7:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Rachel Stewart offers up a new selection of Baroque holiday favorites, as well as traditional music of the season from the Renaissance to the early 18th century
Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Join us for highlights from the holiday programs of local ensembles in recent seasons, including the Singers of Renaissance in Charlotte, the Union Symphony Orchestra and Holiday Chorus, the Kontras Quartet and the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 11:00 p.m. - midnight
The award-winning choir from London pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season, including music by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The San Francisco-based men’s chorus is one of the world’s best male ensembles. Known as an “orchestra of voices,” they’re recognized worldwide for their brilliant technique and musicality, and they’re especially beloved during the holidays.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 6:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The perfect way to start a special day: holiday favorites throughout the morning drawn from the vast collection of seasonal recordings in the WDAV music library, and presented by the ever-genial Mike McKay
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
This trans-Atlantic live broadcast tradition continues with the world-famous Christmas Eve service, brought to you live from King’s College, Cambridge, England.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Matt’s characteristic warmth sets the perfect tone for Christmas Eve. He’ll have the most uplifting and festive seasonal music from our collection.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fred Child shares highlights from great seasonal concerts across the country and around the world.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
This is a perennial favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEsssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary conductor Philip Brunelle.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 9:00 pm - midnight
The gentle sound of the Night Music is the ideal way to usher in the holiday. Frank Dominguez hosts.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 7:00 a.m. - noon
The perfect way to start a special day: holiday favorites throughout the morning drawn from the vast collection of seasonal recordings in the WDAV music library, and presented by the ever-genial Mike McKay.
December 25, 2013 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Matt’s characteristic warmth sets the perfect tone for Christmas Day, too. He’ll have the most uplifting and festive seasonal music from our collection.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
A service in song and word that has become one of America’s most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Host Theresa Woody puts together an all-new program of choral selections that ring out the old and bring in the new.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. - midnight
Frank Dominguez changes gears from his usual Night Music pace to present a new edition of this high-spirited program of light classics, pops arrangements and tasteful crossover selections.
January 1, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The most popular classical music concert in the world with the Vienna Philharmonic performing waltzes, polkas and more.
Sponsored by:Abbey and Rick Lejk