Join CPR Classical this season as we spread holiday cheer for you and yours. Mark your calendar with this season's special broadcast schedule.
Too Hot to Handel
Sunday, December 1, 7 p.m.
A special Colorado Spotlight airing of Marin Alsop leading the Colorado Symphony in a gospel interpretation of The Messiah.
Sacred Classics: Colorado Christmas
Sunday, December 8, 8 a.m.
Enjoy highlights of performances by Colorado’s own local choral groups in this special edition of Sacred Classics, hosted by David Rutherford.

Colorado Symphony Chorus

(Photo: Courtesy of Colorado Symphony)
The Colorado Symphony Live: Handel's Messiah
Friday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
The second in a series of six live broadcasts featuring the Colorado Symphony, this time Douglas Boyd conducts Handel’s Messiah.
Carol Countdown
Saturday, December 14, 3 p.m. (WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, NOON)
Join host David Rutherford for this three-hour special as he counts down the top holiday carols with festive selections submitted by listeners.
Colorado Spotlight: Colorado Christmas
Sunday, December 15, 7 p.m.
Host Charley Samson showcases Colorado musicians performing holiday classics.
St. Olaf Concert
Friday, December 20, 6 p.m.
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.