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However you celebrate the holidays, Classical KUSC has you covered with musical selections to keep you company all season long. Below are some musical treats we’re planning this season.

The Holiday Spirit Channel

From festive brass to carols and more, we have the soundtrack to your holiday season streaming live on our Holiday Spirit Channel page and on our free Apple and Android apps. On-demand 24 hours a day whenever you need a little Christmas. Right this very minute.

The Evening Program with Jim Svejda


Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26 | 7 pm to midnight
Music to give thanks to including a full performance of The Nutcracker at 9 pm.

Three Messiahs

Friday, December 4 | 9 pm
Monday, December 14 | 9 pm
Wednesday, December 23 | 9 pm
Jim’s annual tradition featuring three renditions of Handel’s Messiah for the Christmas season.

KUSC’s Annual Chanukkah Program

Wednesday, December 9 | 7 pm
Our annual Channukah celebration with The Channukah Story with Leonard Nimoy and Western Wind, and George Frederic Handel’s telling of the story, the oratorio Judas Maccabaeus.

An Evening of Holiday Music

Sunday, December 6 | 7 pm
Candles Burning Brightly – Mindy Ratner hosts this celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. “Candles Burning Brightly” explores the meaning and traditions of Chanukah, including holiday foods and Sephardic and Ashkenazi music.

Sunday, December 13 | 8 pm
Welcome Christmas – There’s no better way to welcome Christmas than Welcome Christmas, the VocalEssence holiday concert. It’s a new joyful, classic holiday music special.

Sunday, December 20 | 8 pm
A Chanticleer Christmas – A one-hour program of holiday favorites, new and old, presented live in concert by the superb 12-man ensemble known as “an orchestra of voices.”

Stay tuned for even more specials…

A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

Thursday, December 24 | 7 am
A glorious KUSC tradition! Live from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England the beloved 30-voice King’s College Choir in this storied annual service of music and Biblical readings. Michael Barone hosts.

48 Hours of Classical Christmas

Thursday, December 24 – Friday, December 25 | All Day
48 hours of Classical Christmas favorites from Christmas Eve through Christmas night!