Special Programs Throughout December

Nov 24, 2017

Credit Elliot Mandel

Friday, December 15, 2017

11 am - Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a capella
Join Jonathan Miller, artistic director of Chicago a cappella and a longtime champion of Jewish choral music, for an inspiring and informative show featuring choral music set to Chanukah texts. Tune in for familiar tunes and heartfelt original compositions all with liturgical and cultural background as part of this unique look inside old and newer choral Chanukah traditions.

Friday, December 22, 2017
11 am - A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 2017
Brian O’Donovan has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. Now celebrating a decade and a half of holiday performances, the Christmas-time live version of the show draws on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly national radio program plus the excitement of a live show featuring the Celtic world’s best performers.

Friday, December 22, 2017
7 pm - Swingin' Down the Lane: Estate Sale Christmas
Tune in for a few new acquisitions featuring holiday songs.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
9 pm - Johnson's Improbable History of Pop: Child of Winter
A solstice celebration with a nod to the Holidays from the Beach Boys, Fleet Foxes, Belle & Sebastian, Neil Young, Chilliwack, and many more.

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Friday, December 1, 2017
11 am - Leroy Anderson Christmas
Hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer's son Kurt Anderson, this program features recorded performances of Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Music with Leonard Slatkin conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Leroy Anderson conducting his “Pops” Concert Orchestra. Hear Leroy Anderson talking about how he wrote some of his famous Christmas music and what Christmas means to him.