Holiday

Call the Midwife
Holiday Special

 

Join the revels as Poplar readies itself for Christmas 1960. An unexpected surprise for a grieving mother brings the holiday magic home, while Nonnatus is rocked when one of its own disappears. A film crew promises to make this a memorable Christmas.

 

Mannheim Steamroller
30/40 Live

 

Celebrate 30 years of musical holiday magic and 40 years of groundbreaking compositions with this American group known for blending classical music and rock. The program features songs from their annual Christmas tour, including the “Deck the Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” “Silent Night” and “Greensleeves.”

 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies

 

Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor and voice artist John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt lake City, Utah for a concert of holiday favorites.  Among the highlights are Voigt’s performances of the English carol “The Holly and the Ivy” and the light-hearted “The Twelve Days After Christmas” with the choir and orchestra.

 

The program also includes two festive Russian pieces, with dancers joining the choir and orchestra for excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Polonaise” from Christmas Eve and “Dance of the Tumblers” from Tchaikovsky’s The Snow Maiden.
Another highlight is Rhys-Davies’ dramatization of “A Dickens Christmas,” a vignette featuring him as the Ghost of Christmas Present.

 

 

Christmas on the Danube

 

Travel the majestic Danube River as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture. Cities visited include: Vienna, where Christmas markets come alive within the city’s grand buildings; Budapest, with its grand Parliament and spectacular river setting; Salzburg, where music fills the air at the Christmas Markets in Mozart’s birthplace; Oberndorf, where we learn the origin of the most famous Christmas carol, “Silent Night.” Other highlights include a visit to the Melk Abbey, the old town on Passau and the charming Christmas Market in Bratislava.

 

 

Around the World:
The Crane Candlelight Concert

 

Featuring over 300 carolers and musicians from the renowned Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, this concert includes traditional Christmas and seasonal hymns along with popular favorites. This year features Sibelius’ Karelia Suite, Op. 11; the Ukrainian melody “Carol of the Bells,” performed by the Candlelight Bell Choir; a rousing rendition of the Nigerian carol, “Betelehemu,” performed by the Crane West African Ensemble; “Mi Zeh Y’Maleil,” a Sephardic folksong performed by baritone Brady Walsh; and “Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker,” a Scandinavian carol arranged by the Crane School of Music’s own Dean, Michael Sitton.

 

 

Christmas on the Danube

 

Travel the majestic Danube River as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture. Cities visited include: Vienna, where Christmas markets come alive within the city’s grand buildings; Budapest, with its grand Parliament and spectacular river setting; Salzburg, where music fills the air at the Christmas Markets in Mozart’s birthplace; Oberndorf, where we learn the origin of the most famous Christmas carol, “Silent Night.” Other highlights include a visit to the Melk Abbey, the old town on Passau, and the charming Christmas Market in Bratislava.

 

 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies

 

Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor and voice artist John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt lake City, Utah for a concert of holiday favorites.  Among the highlights are Voight’s performances of the English carol “The Holly and the Ivy” and the light-hearted “The Twelve Days After Christmas” with the choir and orchestra.

 

The program also includes two festive Russian pieces, with dancers joining the choir and orchestra for excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Polonaise” from Christmas Eve and “Dance of the Tumblers” from Tchaikovsky’s The Snow Maiden.

 

Another highlight is Rhys-Davies’ dramatization of “A Dickens Christmas,” a vignette featuring him as the Ghost of Christmas Present.

 

 

Renee Fleming:
Christmas in New York

 

Celebrate the magic of the season with the acclaimed soprano and guests Kurt Elling, Kelli O’Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright. The most wonderful time of the year is captured in unique musical performances of favorite holiday songs and carols, including “Winter Wonderland,” “Silver Bells” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

 

 

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