The Holiday Channel Returns with Carols, Festive Favorites
Saturday, December 01, 2012
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.
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