Wyoming Public Media 2019 Holiday Programs

*All programs subject to change*

Tuesday, December 17

8:00pm: The Center Stage from Wolf Trap Holiday Special including previously unreleased performances by Calmus, Swingle Singers, Boston Brass and the Washington Symphonic Brass.

Wednesday, December 18

8:00pm: Hollywood Holiday Join Lynne Warfel, host of Saturday Cinema and Flicks in Five, for a festive one-hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished films inspired by Dickens' classic character, Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Thursday, December 19

9:00pm: Hygge Holiday: Cozy Classics - Elena See plays a mix of wintry and nostalgic classical pieces.

Friday, December 20

8:00pm: Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra - Holiday Magic featuring All-City Children's Chorus and Cheyenne Chamber singers.

Saturday, December 21

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

9:00pm: The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice 2019 A musical celebration of the Winter holidays — Christmas, the Solstice, St. Lucia's Day, The Feast of St. Stephen, New Year's and Twelfth Night/Epiphany — featuring traditional carols, wassails, hymns, villancicos, children's game-songs, and folk dance-tunes excerpted from live Christmas Revels stage productions presented around the country.

Sunday, December 22

6:00pm: Candles Burning Brightly Mindy Ratner hosts a new edition of this holiday favorite, in celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. "Candles Burning Brightly" explores Chanukah foods and traditional activities - and plenty of music. 

8:00pm: Thistle & ShamrockFiona'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 23

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. 

Tuesday, December 24

9:00am -12:00pm: Wyoming Sounds Holiday Show with Americana and contemporary music for a way cool yule with host Grady Kirkpatrick.

8:00pm: 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. (This program is also already scheduled to repeat at 9:00 am on 12/25)

Wednesday, December 24

5:00am: Welcome Christmas A perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premier choral ensembles. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest. 

9:00am: 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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Classical Wyoming

Tuesday, December 24

8:00am-10:00am: 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.

Wednesday, December 25

7:00am-9:00am: 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.