Wyoming Public Media 2018 Holiday Programs

Friday, December 14

11:15am: Wyoming Sounds features live music from Laramie acoustic band The Woodpile as part of Wyoming Public Media's Holiday Open House.

Tuesday, December 18

8:00pm: Carols and Cheer - Host Scott Blankenship joins forces with Matthew Culloton, artistic director of The Singers, to review their favorite carols this holiday season. From holiday classics to contemporary hits, audiences will love singing along as the two share their top picks for the Christmas season, performed by today's leading artists and ensembles.

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Wednesday, December 19

8:00pm: A Chanticleer Christmas presented live in concert - Hear why this superb 12-man ensemble is known as "an orchestra of voices," as they perform holiday classics and new favorites, with choral commentary by host Brian Newhouse.

Thursday, December 20

8:00pm: Center Stage From Wolf Trap Holiday Special with the Washington Symphonic Brass

Friday, December 21

8:00pm: Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Magic - The CSO rings in the season with the All City Children's Chorus and the Cheyenne Chamber Singers. (repeats Sunday at 4:00pm on Classical Wyoming)

9:00pm: The Christmas Revels: The Celebration of the Winter Solstice 2018 - An all-new, two-hour compilation of musical excerpts, plus a few short poetry and prose readings, selected from the live Christmas/Winter Solstice Revels stage productions that took place in December, 2017, in eight cities across the United States. Christmas Revels performances are made up of sacred and secular folk materials, plus some composed popular and art music, from traditional European and American celebrations of Christmas, the Feast of St. Nicholas, Hanukkah, St. Lucia’s Day, The Winter Solstice, the Feast of Fools, New Year's, Twelfth Night, and other end-of-the-year festivals.

Saturday, December 22

11:00am: Ranch Breakfast Christmas Show with Tom Wilhelm with the best in folk and bluegrass for the season.

8:00pm: Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Special - A hi-fi highball of vintage "bachelor pad" music, exotica, private eye jazz and eccentric, overstimulated pop music of the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

Sunday, December 23

8:00pm: Thistle & Shamrock Fiona's Celtic Holiday Celebration - A blend of festive songs, carols, stories and season's greetings will bring the spirit of the holidays to the hearth of your home.

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Monday, December 24

8:00pm: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - Pipedreams host Michael Barone presents this live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music. 

Tuesday, December 25

5:00am: Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues its tradition of great artistry this holiday season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite.

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9:00am: Welcome Christmas - is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premier choral ensembles. Join host John Birge for an r of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.

10:00am: Wyoming Sounds Holiday Show - Americana and contemporary music for a totally cool yule with host Grady Kirkpatrick.

CLASSICAL WYOMING

Sunday, December 23

4:00pm: Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Magic - The CSO rings in the season with the All City Children's Chorus and the Cheyenne Chamber Singers.

Monday, December 24

8:00am: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - Pipedreams host Michael Barone presents this live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

12:00pm: Center Stage From Wolf Trap Holiday Special with the Boston Brass

Tuesday, December 25

7:00am: St. Olaf Christmas Festival - This service in song and word has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs, and the St. Olaf Orchestra. Symphony Cast host Alison Young shares the sights and sounds of this choral favorite.

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Saturday, December 29

10:00am: Locust: The Opera - Two professors from the University of Wyoming have created an original opera about the story of an unusual subject; the Rocky Mountain locust.