2018 IPR Staff Holiday Special

Dec 19, 2018

Please join us for a special presentation of IPR Staff's favorite holiday music for 2018!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Interlochen Public Radio!

We've gathered together for our own holiday tradition - the Staff Holiday Special.  It's full of heartfelt holiday choices by your IPR Team, and features genres and styles of music as varied as the people who work here!

From all of us, best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!

In case you're wondering - here's our playlist for this year:

  1. PETER PAYETTE - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Canadian Brass
  2. KATIE SCHLOMER - Bells of Dublin: The Chieftans
  3. AMANDA SEWELL - Ding Dong Merrily on High: Traditional
  4. EMILY CULLER - A Hymn to the Virgin: Chanticleer
  5. MORGAN SPRINGER - The Wexford Carol: Celtic Women
  6. GARY LANGLEY - Christmas is My Favorite Time of Year: Original Cast, "Catch Me If You Can"
  7. NANCY DENEEN - A Christmas Festival:  Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler
  8. TONY BERO - The Angel Gabriel: Sting
  9. KATE BOTELLO - Betelehemu: Morehouse & Spellman Glee Club
  10. ALEX FLANNERY - Arabian Dance/Coffee: Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
  11. KEITH BROWN - The Coventry Carol: New York Ensemble for Early Music/Frederick Renz
  12. DAN WANSCHURA - O Come, O Come Emmanuel: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Robert Shaw
  13. MAX JOHNSTON - Christmas in Harlem: Kanye West
  14. JOHN RODDY - Christmas Wrapping: The Waitresses
  15. NANCY DENEEN - Pretty Paper: Willie Nelson
  16. KATIE SCHLOMER - Silent Night: Johnny Cash and Family
  17. MICHAEL CULLER - Setting the Trap: John Williams, "Home Alone"
  18. TONY BERO - For Unto Us a Child is Born: Academy & Chorus of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields/ Sir Neville Marriner
  19. KEITH BROWN -  Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming: The American Boychoir/Andre Previn
  20. EMILY CULLER - Deck the Hall/Simple Gifts: The King's Singers
  21. MAX JOHNSTON - Carol of the Bells: Musica Sacra
  22. JOHN RODDY - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Temptations
  23. DAN WANSCHURA - Silent Night: Sleeping At Last
  24. MORGAN SPRINGER - Last Christmas: Wham!
  25. AMANDA SEWELL - White Winter Hymnal: Pentatonix
  26. ALEX FLANNERY - The Seal Lullaby: Eric Whitacre Singers
  27. KATE BOTELLO - Turkey Lurkey Time: Original Vinyl Soundtrack, "Promises Promises"
  28. GARY LANGLEY - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Judy Garland, "Meet Me in St. Louis"
  29. PETER PAYETTE - Hark! the Herald Angels Sing: Original Soundtrack, "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Happy Holidays from all of us!

And now, as promised in the special, here's a video of the fabulous cast of the 1969 Broadway smash, "Promises Promises" with "Turkey Lurkey Time!" Our three main dancers are Baayork Lee (in the green dress) Margo Sappington (in purple) and Donna McKechnie (in red, in the middle!).