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Wyoming Public Media Holiday Program Schedule

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*All programs subject to change*

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Saturday, December 18

6:00 p.m. – Retro Cocktail Hour Christmas Show: Two hours of finger-snapping, hip-shaking sounds for the holidays. Hang the mistletoe and spike the egg nog - you're in Yulesville, baby!

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Monday, December 20

8:00 p.m. – A Soulful Christmas is an uplifting, relevant display of Black music in the classical, gospel, spiritual, and jazz-inspired style. This special celebrates the non-idiomatic Black classical music while exploring non-idiomatic choral traditions.

Tuesday, December 21

8:00 p.m. – The Christmas Revels—In Celebration of the Winter Solstice: A musical celebration of the winter holidays — Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Jonkonnu, New Year's and Twelfth Night/Epiphany — featuring traditional carols, anthems, wassails, hymns, children's game songs, and folk dance-tunes excerpted from live Christmas Revels stage productions presented around the country.

Wednesday, December 22

8:00 p.m. – Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square: The sounds of the Tabernacle Choir floated into many homes during the holidays in the '60s & '70s, bringing lush renditions of favorite Christmas carols. Those warm memories and feelings come right back again in this holiday special. The choir continues its tradition of great artistry with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and surprises with lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics.

Thursday, December 23

8:00 p.m. – Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Holiday Magic: Featuring En Avant Dance Studio, All-City Children's Chorus, and Cheyenne Chamber Singers.

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Friday, December 24

7:00 p.m. – A Chanticleer Christmas: This program of holiday favorites, new and old, will be presented live in concert by Chanticleer, the superb 12-man ensemble known as "an orchestra of voices." Chanticleer is one of the premiere vocal ensembles in the nation. The ensemble has won two Grammys and is a member of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.

8:00 p.m. – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presents your audience with an opportunity to share in a worldwide Christmas Eve broadcast of a service of Biblical readings, carols, and related seasonal Classical music. This special will be presented by one of the world's foremost choirs of men and boys and performed in an acoustically and architecturally renowned venue, the 500-year-old Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England.

Saturday, December 25

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6:00 a.m. – Welcome Christmas is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premiere choral groups, conducted by Philip Brunelle. This program presents an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.

11:00 a.m. – Ranch Breakfast Christmas Show: Join Tom Wilhelm for the best in bluegrass and folk music for the holidays.

1:00 p.m. – Mark O'Connor's An Appalachian Christmas: Mark O’Connor, famous bluegrass fiddler, and respected American composer, leads the O'Connor Band and special guest Nancy Ives, principal cellist of the Oregon Symphony, in An Appalachian Christmas.

Classical Wyoming

Friday, December 24

8:00 a.m. – A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presents your audience with an opportunity to share in a worldwide Christmas Eve broadcast of a service of Biblical readings, carols, and related seasonal Classical music. This special will be presented by one of the world's foremost choirs of men and boys and performed in an acoustically and architecturally renowned venue, the 500-year-old Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England.

Saturday, December 25

9:00 a.m. – St. Olaf Christmas Festival: The program includes sacred choral and instrumental music from many traditions: beloved hymns, classical masterworks, folk songs from around the world, and African-American spirituals.