WQXR is bringing 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.
The playlist will include old favorites as well as such new releases as:
- Canadian Brass: "Christmastime is Here" - based on the Charlie Brown Christmas classic (Steinway)
- The Bach Choir of Bethlehem: "A Child's Christmas in Bethlehem" (Analekta)
- Choir of King's College, Cambridge: "Christmas-time Carols: 24 Carols for Christmas & Advent"
- Theater of Voices, Paul Hillier, conductor: "Carols From The Old & New Worlds"
- Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers, conductor: "Joy to the World: An American Christmas" (Coro)
- Harmonie Ensemble: Ellington & Strayhorn/Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suites (Harmonia Mundi)
- Choir of King's College, Cambridge: Britten's Saint Nicolas
And many others...