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
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 | 7 pm
Hollywood Holiday – Lynne Warfel takes you on a one-hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood’s most cherished Christmas themed movies.
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 | 7 pm
St. Olaf Christmas Festival – St. Olaf Christmas Festival is a chance for listeners across the country and around the world to participate in one of the nation’s most treasured holiday celebrations.
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
Recorded in the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England the beloved 30-voice King’s College Choir returns in this storied annual service of music and Biblical readings.
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!