All this season, WQXR presents Yuletide concerts, gift guides for the classical fan, holiday recipes, Chanukah programming and more to bring cheer this holiday season.

Recently in WQXR Holiday Guide 2013

New Year’s Day Live from Vienna

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Wednesday at 11 am, get ready to pop the New Year's Day champagne with the Vienna Philharmonic when it presents its annual salute to the waltz.

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A Chanticleer Christmas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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.

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A Christmas Night Family Special

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

This week, the Young Artists Showcase presents A Christmas Night Family Special. While only half of the performers in this program qualify as young artists, all of the stories in this week's episode are for the young at heart.

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A New Yorker's Christmas with Nimet Habachy

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

One of the great WQXR traditions: Host Nimet Habachy's reflections on Christmas in New York.

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St. Olaf Christmas Festival

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

More than 600 student musicians are part of this year's St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a 100-year-old tradition deeply cherished in Northfield, Minn., as well as listened to raptly by millions throughout the world.

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An Operavore Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Enjoy an hour of Christmas and holiday pieces sung by opera stars like Marilyn Horne, Bryn Terfel, Joan Sutherland and more.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Today at 10 am, a live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England, where the King’s College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service.

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Handel's Messiah from Trinity Church

Monday, December 23, 2013

Julian Wachner conducts Handel’s classic oratorio from Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan, the venue where it received its U.S. premiere in 1770.

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Christmas from the Old World

Sunday, December 22, 2013

On this week's episode of the Choral Mix, Kent Tritle takes you on a musical tour through the very Old World, with stops in medieval  Hungary, Germany, Italy and more.

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Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 21, 2013

This week on Operavore we're bringing opera singers into our home for Christmas with a playlist of lullabies and carols to sooth the holiday frenzy.

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Anonymous 4 Sings Medieval Christmas Music

Friday, December 20, 2013

Recorded live at Corpus Christi Church in New York, the veteran vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 sings medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary.

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My Favorite Christmas Carol (This Year)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It usually happens around Thanksgiving. Some Christmas tune starts running around in my head and just doesn’t let go. Host Jeff Spurgeon tells us why Britten is on his mind.

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Wedow Conducts Handel's Messiah

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, Gary Thor Wedow conducts Handel’s Messiah, recorded with the New York Philharmonic in 2012.

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Leroy Anderson Christmas

Monday, December 16, 2013

This one-hour program of classic Christmas arrangements and original music by Leroy Anderson, is hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer's son Kurt Anderson.

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A Centennial Ceremony of Carols: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 15, 2013

This centennial celebration of Britten features the New England Conservatory Chamber Chorus, led by Erica Washburn, the NEC Brass Ensemble and the Back Bay Ringers.

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Webcast: Canadian Brass Plays Christmas Music in The Greene Space

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Canadian Brass recently appeared in The Greene Space for a festive program of holiday music. Watch the archived video and tune in for an hour-long radio version on Dec. 17, 24 and 25.

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What the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Could Do for Opera

Friday, December 13, 2013

Despite heavy product placement and too much 3-D imagery, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular serves a purpose, writes Fred plotkin, of teaching young people to be good audience members.

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Christmastime in New York: Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Listen to the Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performing a century-spanning program that tells the story of the nativity.

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Video: Joshua Bell and Friends in The Greene Space

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the violinist Joshua Bell played an evening of holiday music in The Greene Space with special guests Michael Feinstein, Frankie Moreno and the Young People's Chorus of New York. The event was video webcast on WQXR.org.

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Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Tonight at 11 pm, the globally-revered vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, presents a sublime holiday program in concert at St. Paul's Church in Harvard Square.

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