The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. Started in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf College Music Department, the festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.
AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 8 P.M.
This one-hour, family-friendly studio recording of the original cast from the 1951 live premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's chamber opera tells the story of an encounter between the Three Kings as they journey to see the newborn baby Jesus in Bethlehem and a disabled little boy from a poor home.
Festival of Nine Lessons and carols Tuesday, December 24, 8 a.m.
Broadcast live from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England, this Christmas Eve tradition features Biblical readings and music performed by the 30-voice King’s College Choir.
tchaikovsky's nutcracker TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1:30 P.M.
A Candlelight Christmas eve TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 6 p.m.
Enjoy a soundtrack of seasonal favorites during your Christmas Eve celebrations.
A Classical Colorado Christmas WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, all day
Tune to CPR Classical throughout Christmas Day for holiday music and carols.
2013 Classical Music Retrospective on Cpr classical: saturday, DECEMBER 28, 7 P.M.; and monday, December 30, 7 p.m.
on cpr news: Tuesday, December 31, 8 p.m.; and wednesday, January 1, 10 a.m.
Take a look back at the year in classical music during this retrospective, featuring notable music news from Colorado, classical music anniversaries, memorable world premieres and more.
Beethoven Bash tuesDAY, DECEMBER 31, 6 P.M.
Ring in the new year with host Charley Samson and all nine Beethoven Symphonies, including the Ode to Joy portion of “Symphony No. 9” at midnight.
Vienna New Year's Days Concert wednesday, january 1, 9 a.M.
Live from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Franz Welser-Möst leads the annual celebration concert by the Vienna Philharmonic.