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The Holiday Channel Returns with Carols, Yuletide Favorites

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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.

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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...