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2023 Classical IPR holiday program guide

Deck the halls and light the lights with a variety of music specials this holiday season on Classical IPR.

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All programs and airtimes are subject to change. Please check this post for the most up-to-date information about program titles and schedules.

Thurs 12/7 (first day of Hanukkah)
5 p.m. Candles Burning Brightly

Fri 12/8
1 p.m. Winter Holidays around the World with Bill McGlaughlin (updated airtime)

Mon 12/11
12 p.m. Welcome Christmas with VocalEssence

Tues 12/12
12 p.m. Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs

Wed 12/13
12 p.m. Carols at Home with Imani Winds

Thurs 12/14
12 p.m. An American Christmas

Fri 12/15 (last day of Hanukkah)
12 p.m. Handel’s Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
5 p.m. Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah with Itzhak Perlman

Sat 12/16
7:30 p.m. LIVE BROADCAST: Sounds of the Season from Interlochen Arts Academy*

Mon 12/18
12 p.m. GAMEPLAY: Winter Music*
5 p.m. Hygge Holiday

Tues 12/19
12 p.m. Messiah 1742: The Sound of the Dublin Premiere*
5 p.m. Anticipation and Celebration: Advent With the Montserrat Boy Choir

Wed 12/20
12 p.m. A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols with Peter Dubois
5 p.m. The Carol Connection

Thurs 12/21 (Winter Solstice)
12 p.m. In Winter's Glow
4 p.m. The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Fri 12/22
12 p.m. St. Olaf Christmas Festival
4 p.m. A Journey through the Nutcracker with the Boston Ballet

Sun 12/24 (Christmas Eve)
10 a.m.-12 p.m. LIVE BROADCAST: A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols
3-5 p.m. YourClassical Christmas Favorites
5 p.m. Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs
6 p.m. Messiah 1742: The Sound of the Dublin Premiere*
7 p.m. An Anonymous 4 Christmas
8 p.m. Gian Carlo Menotti’s "Amahl and the Night Visitors"
9 p.m. All is Bright

Mon 12/25 (Christmas Day)
7-noon Christmas morning with Classical IPR*
12 p.m. The Ballad of the Brown King and Other Music for Christmas by Black Composers
1 p.m. Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
3 p.m. Carols at Home with Imani Winds
4 p.m. The Score: Winter Wonderland
5-7 p.m. The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
7 p.m. GAMEPLAY: Winter Music*
8-10 p.m. A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols (encore broadcast)

Tues 12/26 (First day of Kwanzaa)
12 p.m. The Sounds of Kwanzaa
5 p.m. A Season’s Griot with Madafo Lloyd Wilson

Mon 1/1 (New Year's Day 2024)
11 a.m.-1 p.m. LIVE BROADCAST: The Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Day Concert
1 p.m.-3 p.m. Minnesota Orchestra’s New Year’s Celebration

*Denotes programs produced by Interlochen Public Radio