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2012 Holiday Programming

12/31/12 12:00PM

Stu Rosner/Courtesy, BSO
Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus on "Holiday Pops With The Boston Pops", December 23 on VPR Classical.

 

2012 VPR Holiday PROGRAMMING

 

 

Saturday, December 22

8 p.m.  -  My Place With Joel Najman

Great American Christmas songs composed by Jewish song writers


 

Sunday,  December 23

7 - 10 p.m.  -  All The Traditions -  Light Show

Celebrate the winter solstice with Robert Resnik.


 

Monday, December 24

7:49 a.m.  -   Willem Lange's Favor Johnson

The story of a Vermont Farmer, his dog Hercules and Fruitcake. A VPR tradition told by VPR Commentator Willem Lange

12 p.m.  -   A Christmas Carol

The Dickens classic read by Willem Lange

7 p.m.  -  Song Travels With Michael Feinstein

Feinstein interviews well known performers about their life and work. You'll hear Neal Sedaka, David Hyde Pierce, Riki Lee Jones and Cheyenne Jackson

9 p.m. - 11 p.m.  -   Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration

Live from the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City


 

Tuesday, December 25

9-9:30 a.m.  -  Rona & Alice Christmas Story by Willem Lange & The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley

12 p.m.  -  Holiday MashUp

A mix of holiday stories, found-sound, and sampled songs from around the country.

7 p.m.  -  Song Travels With Michael Feinstein

Feinstein interviews well known performers about their life and work. You'll hear Neal Sedaka, David Hyde Pierce, Riki Lee Jones and Cheyenne Jackson.

 


 

Wednesday, December 26

7 p.m.  -  Song Travels With Michael Feinstein

Feinstein interviews well known performers about their life and work. You'll hear Neal Sedaka, David Hyde Pierce, Riki Lee Jones and Cheyenne Jackson.


 

Thursday, December 27

7 p.m.  -  Song Travels With Michael Feinstein

Feinstein interviews well known performers about their life and work. You'll hear Neal Sedaka, David Hyde Pierce, Riki Lee Jones and Cheyenne Jackson.


 

Monday, December 31

6 p.m.  -   The Capitol Steps' Politics Takes a Holiday

9 p.m. - 5 a.m.  -   Toast of the Nation

Live music all night long


 

Tuesday, January 1

12 p.m. -  The Capitol Steps' Politics Takes a Holiday

7 p.m.  -  Song Travels With Michael Feinstein

Feinstein interviews well known performers about their life and work. You'll hear Neal Sedaka, David Hyde Pierce, Riki Lee Jones and Cheyenne Jackson.

 


 

 

2012 VPR CLASSICAL  HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING

 

Monday, December 10

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. -  Hanukkah in Story and Song

The Western Wind, performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe, and modern Israeli and American tunes.



 

Tuesday, December 18

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. -  VPR Holiday Concert with Counterpoint

Live from Elley Long Music Center at St. Michael's College, Counterpoint performs at VPR's annual live holiday concert.

 

 

Wednesday, December 19

8 p.m. - 9 p.m.   -   Welcome Christmas! with VocalEssence

An hour of joyful holiday music.

9 p.m. - 10 p.m. - A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico

A concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.


 

Thursday, December 20

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. -  Handel's Messiah from Boston

Harry Christophers leads Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus from Symphony Hall in Boston. 


 

Friday, December 21

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. -  Slavic Wonders: Christmas with the Rose Ensemble

Gems from the libraries and monasteries of Krakow, Prague, and Moscow.

9 p.m. - 10 p.m. -  A Chanticleer Christmas

Featuring the 12-voice San Fransisco-based men's choir.


 

Sunday, December 23

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. -  Holiday Pops with the Boston Pops

Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus


 

Monday, December 24

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. -  A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

The 30-voice King's College Choir, hosted by Michael Barone.

8 p.m. - 10 p.m. -  Christmas Vespers with Apollo's Fire

Advent and Christmas Day Vespers.


 

Tuesday, December 25

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  - Mozart's Messiah

Handel's beloved oratorio as 'retouched' by Mozart.  The Handel & Haydn Society, directed by Andrew Parrott, recorded in concert at Symphony Hall, Boston, in 1999.

8 p.m. -  9 p.m.  -  A Leroy Anderson Christmas

"Sleigh Ride" and other favorite music of the season by Leroy Anderson.

9 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Echoes of Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers

Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse present choral classics


 

Tuesday, January 1

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  -  New Year's Day From Vienna 2013

Franz Welser-Möst leads the annual celebration concert by the Vienna Philharmonic


 

 

 

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