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The Holiday Channel Returns with Carols, Festive Favorites

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WQXR is getting into the Christmas spirit with the return of our annual all-classical holiday channel. Starting Saturday, Dec. 1 through January 6, we'll stream continuous seasonal music, 24/7.

Expect beloved carols and festive winter songs; opulent orchestral arrangements and pared-down period ensembles; grandiose choirs and intimate chamber groups.

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Along with numerous classics from Christmases past, we'll be featuring new releases. A selective sampling:

  • Christmas with Los Romeros (DG)
  • Nine Lessons and Carols: The Choir of King's College Cambridge and Stephen Cleobury, conductor (KGS label)
  • Sacrum Mysterium - A Celtic Christmas Vespers: Apollo's Fire and Jeannette Sorrell, conductor plus Ensemble La Nef and Sylvain Bergeron, director
  • Messiah: the Tafelmusiik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, conducted by Ivars Taurins