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Interlochen Public Radio's 2022 holiday programming guide

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View Classical IPR's broadcast schedule of music programs for the 2022 holiday season

Classical IPR's winter holiday special programming begins Monday, Dec. 5.

Enjoy annual favorites including live broadcasts of a Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols, Sounds of the Season from Interlochen Arts Academy and the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Day concert.

This year's schedule includes an eclectic mix of everything from film music to the Baroque to Appalachian music to choral and brass music, plus specials featuring the Christmas Revels, Itzhak Perlman and the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square (formerly the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).

May your days be merry and bright this holiday season!

The complete schedule of specials is below.

All programs and broadcast times are subject to change.

Monday Dec. 5
5 p.m. Winter Holidays around the World with Bill McGlaughlin

Monday, Dec. 12
5 p.m. The Score: Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, Dec. 13
5 p.m. Messiah 1742: The Sound of the Dublin Premiere

Wednesday, Dec. 14
5 p.m. Mark O’Connor presents An Appalachian Christmas

Thursday, Dec. 15
5 p.m. Gameplay: Winter Music

Friday, Dec. 16
12 p.m. A Chanticleer Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 17
4 p.m. O Magnum Mysterium: The Brass & Choral Holiday Concert
6 p.m. The Christmas Story with Carols Old and New
7:30 p.m. LIVE BROADCAST: Sounds of the Season from Interlochen Center for the Arts

Monday, Dec. 19
12 p.m. A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols with Peter Dubois
5 p.m. Itzhak Perlman’s Hanukkah Radio party

Tuesday, Dec. 20
12 p.m. The Ballad of the Brown King and Other Music for Christmas by Black Composers
5 p.m. The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays

Wednesday, Dec. 21
12 p.m. A Mexican Christmas with the Newberry Consort & EnsAmble Ad-Hoc
5 p.m. A Leroy Anderson Christmas

Thursday, Dec. 22
9 a.m. A Red, White and Air Force Blue Christmas with Pentatonix
12 p.m. A Baroque Noel with Pegasus Early Music
4 p.m. The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Friday, Dec. 23
9 a.m. Messiah 1742: The Sound of the Dublin Premiere
12 p.m. Harmonia: A Christmas Oratorio Quilt
4 p.m. Michael Feinstein’s Holiday Standard Time

Saturday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve
7 a.m. Bach’s Messiah
9 a.m. Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here
10 a.m. LIVE BROADCAST: A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols
12 p.m. Mozart’s The Magic Flute from the Metropolitan Opera
3 p.m.: Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs
4 p.m. Christmas with Madrigalia
5 p.m. Handel’s Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
7 p.m. Christmas Story Hour with Kate Botello
8 p.m. Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors
9 p.m. Holiday Jazz with Dee Alexander

Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day
7 a.m. Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
9 a.m. O Magnum Mysterium: The Brass & Choral Holiday Concert
11 a.m. Christmas with Sunday Baroque
12 p.m. Wind and Rhythm: A Classic Christmas
1 p.m. The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
3 p.m. Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain
4 p.m. Christmas with the Swingles
5 p.m. An Anonymous 4 Christmas
6 p.m. Mark O’Connor presents An Appalachian Christmas
7 p.m. Hygge Holiday
8 p.m. A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols (encore broadcast)

Monday, Dec. 26: first day of Kwanzaa; last day of Hanukkah
12 p.m. Hanukkah with Chicago a cappella
5 p.m. The Sounds of Kwanzaa with Garrett McQueen

Saturday, December 31
11 a.m. The Score: New Beginnings for the New Year

Sunday, January 1
11 a.m. LIVE BROADCAST: New Year’s Day concert with the Vienna Philharmonic

Please note: Music by Request will be shortened to two hours on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 to accommodate holiday programming.