Holiday Programming On WFIT

Dec 21, 2012

A Paul Winter Solstice 2012

December 25, 2012 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

The holiday tradition continues with Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration. A dynamic musical celebration in the extraordinary acoustics of the world's largest Gothic cathedral - New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine.  Hear a unique exploration of the solstice tradition in cultures near and far. The Paul Winter Consort is joined by musicians from all over the world, including Russia's Dimitri Pokrovsky Ensemble and gospel singer Theresa Thomasson.

All Songs Considered for the Holidays

December 25, 2012 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A wacky holiday tradition has begun. The not so plump, but jolly Santa Bob and his cantankerous elves are in their workshop, trading holiday cheer and barbs.  They’re checking the list for the best fresh holiday songs from emerging and breakout bands. Don’t miss all time favorite holiday classics like “Santa Lost a Ho”,  “Santa Fixed My Toys For Christmas” and “How Do You Spell Hanukkah”.  Check out Bob Boilen and friends as they host the first All Songs Considered holiday special from NPR Music.

Christmas with the Madrigalia 2012

December 25, 2012 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This holiday season, Madrigalia returns to public radio for Christmas with Madrigalia: A Time to Rejoice. This program of holiday cheer fills the season with joy and features many Madrigalia favorites along with some new seasonal tunes to brighten the darkest of winter's days. The one-hour program, conducted by Lee Wright and recorded live in concert at Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY, includes music by David Hogan, Eric Whitacre, Roger Wilhelm, Cary Ratcliff, Libby Larsen and others.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival 2012

December 25, 2012 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A service in song and word that has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

From all of us here at WFIT, warmest wishes for a glorious holiday season and a new year filled with new possibilities!