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WQXR's Holiday Channel

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WQXR welcomes the holiday season with a 24-hour stream dedicated to classical Christmas favorites. Enjoy the sounds of orchestras, choirs, brass ensembles and more as we celebrate the sacred and secular sounds of the season. Click here to listen.

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Here is a sampling of the recordings we're featuring on the Holiday Channel:

The Nutcracker - Berlin Philharmonic - Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
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The Cherry Tree - Anonymous 4
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Carols & Christmas Songs - Bryn Terfel
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A Festival of Carols in Brass - Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
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Christmas Tradition - Canadian Brass
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Home for the Holidays - Eaken Piano Trio
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Noel - La Pieta - Angele Dubeau, conductor
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Sleigh Ride and Other Holiday Favorites - BBC Concert Orchestra, Winds of the BBC Concert Orchestra - Leonard Slatkin, conductor
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What if Mozart Wrote White Christmas - The Northern Lights Orchestra - Petri Juutilainen, conductor
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Joy to the World - New Philharmonia Orchestra - Richard Bonynge, conductor - Joan Sutherland, soprano
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The Joy of Christmas with Leonard Bernstein - New York Philharmonic; The Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Leonard Bernstein, conductor
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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - Choir of Kings College, Cambridge - Stephen Cleobury, conductor
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Christmas with Thomas Hampson - St. Paul Chamber Orchestra - Hugh Wolff, conductor
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Christmas with Chanticleer - Chanticleer - Joseph Jennings, conductor
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Joy to the World - The Philadelphia Orchestra; The Philadelphia Chorus - Eugene Ormandy, conductor
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Christmas at Trinity - The Choir of Trinity Church - Owen Burdick, conductor
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The Many Moods of Christmas - Robert Shaw Chorale; RCA Victor Orchestra -Robert Shaw, conductor
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Christmas with Marilyn Horne - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir;Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Jerold Ottley, conductor; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
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Carols by Candlelight - Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford - Bill Ives, conductor
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