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