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Mon November 19, 2012
Happy Holidays and 2012 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING
As the year draws to an end, we think of all of you who help make Wyoming Public Media a true state treasure. Thanks for being loyal listeners!
We wish you a wonderful Holiday Season, and all the best for 2013!
General Manager, Wyoming Public Media
2012 HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING
(programs subject to change)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS from WYOMING PUBLIC RADIO
Thu Dec 20- 8pm Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs. One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a mixture of spirituals and carols. Korva Coleman hosts.
Fri Dec 21- 8pm Paul Winter’s 32nd Annual WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION- Once again on the darkest night of the year, NPR Music presents the illuminating tradition From New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine: the 32nd annual Paul Winter Solstice Celebration, featuring gospel singer Theresa Thomason, Mbira Master Chris Berry and The Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, Eugene Friesen, Paul Sullivan, Eliot Wadopian, Jamey Haddad, Tim Brumfield and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ.
Sat Dec 22-
11am RANCH BREAKFAST CHRISTMAS SHOW with the best in folk and bluegrass from Tom Wilhelm.
3pm - The Great American Songbook: Holiday Special 2012- Join host Philip Furia for an enduring body of holiday songs, performed generation after generation by musicians and singers in styles that range from jazz to blues, rock to country. Hear the stories behind the songs, and hear familiar artists singing them. The program shows how the Great American Songbook came into being during the first half of the 20th-century through the interplay of the sheet-music publishing industry known as "Tin Pan Alley," the Broadway musical, the emergence of radio in the 1920s, the advent of sound movies, the creation of a jazz repertoire, and developments in the recording industry. (PRI)
6pm – A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION- Holiday show TBA
Coming to you this week live from The Town Hall in New York City, it's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara, Bensonhurst harmonizers The DiGiallonardo Sisters, pianist and conductor Rob Fisher, and cellist Anneke Schaul-Yoder. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Erica Rhodes and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8pm-10pm - RETRO COCKTAIL HOUR - It's two hours of swinging bachelor pad tunes, crooner classics, over-stimulated stereophonic pop and tiki tunes for the season. This year we've got songs by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee and Louis Armstrong; Billy May's insane "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo"; the ultra rare Christmas jazz classic "The Swingin' Seasons"; a cool Yule with Edd "Kookie" Byrnes; a scratchy old 45 called "The Toy Parade" (otherwise known as the Leave It To Beaver theme)
Sun Dec 23- 8pm – JAZZ PIANO CHRISTMAS- NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, Jason Moran, Geri Allen, and Taylor Eigsti, and other artists perform their favorite holiday songs. (repeats Mon Dec 24 at 7pm on Jazz Wyoming)
Mon Dec 24-
7pm - Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol- An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy.
8pm - A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico- Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.
Tues Dec 25
10am – 12pm HOLIDAY HARMONY & RHYTHM on Morning Music with Grady Kirkpatrick featuring old & new favorites from contemporary artists.
Mon Dec 31/Tues Jan 1
7pm – 2am Toast of the Nation An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s. It's jazz that you can party to, all night from coast to coast, with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Our headliner Wynton Marsalis rings in 2013 Eastern Time playing the music of Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives & Sevens, live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Dec 23 - 4pm CHEYENNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Holiday Pops, “Sounds of the Season,” a traditional Christmas event.
Dec 24 – 7pm Handel's Messiah: The Christmas Portion — In 1742, the first performances of Handel's Messiah were heard in Dublin. Each year the Dallas Bach Society offers exceptional performances of this landmark work of Western music in the Meyerson Hall in Dallas, arguably one of the finest concert halls in the world. (PRI)
Dec 25 – 7am A Traditional Lessons and Carols from Dallas. The Dallas Christmas Lessons & Carols has emerged as one of the most distinctive holiday events in Texas. Taking its British forebear as a starting point, it has made the rhythm of the familiar service its own in both song and text. (PRI)
Jan 1 9am-11am- New Year's Day from Vienna 2013
The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year. Presented by NPR Music