Join WUTC for fantastic holiday specials from National Public Radio. Below is the December 25th line-up.
6 a.m. – 10 a.m– Morning Edition News
10 a.m. -11a.m.– Choirs & Carols: An NPR Christmas – hear musicians from around the world in NPR’s performance studio as they share special holiday moments. Join host Lisa Simeone for ancient harmonies from Trio Medieval, traditional carols from the Riga Dom Boys Choir and a rarely heard Christmas song from Sibelius. The Pittsburgh Brass unpacks a pair of 500-pound bells to ring in the holiday.
11 a.m. – 12 Noon– Christmas With Morehouse & Spelman Glee Clubs -Morehouse and Spelman Colleges – two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore features the best works of the last several years. It is hosted by Korva Coleman.
Noon-1 p.m. —Fresh Air
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. —Day To Day
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. —Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites – this program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk – these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. It is hosted by Lynn Neary.
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Christmas Around the Country 2007 – the best of classical holiday music from coast to coast hosted by Lisa Simeone. NPR takes you from churches to concert halls to auditoriums to town halls all across the nation in search of performances that express the best of the holiday season.
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. —All Things Considered
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Happy Joyous Hannukah – features a concert from NYC-based 2006 Grammy-award-winning band, The Klezmatics. It is hosted by Murray Horwitz.
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Jazz Piano Christmas XIX – Latin Jazz onstage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Arts in Washington, D.C. This year’s lineup includes Brazillian pianist and singer, Eliane Elias; Afro-Cuban jazz pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill; prolific pianist and composer Rebeca Mauleon and New Orlean’s own Ellis Marsalis.
10 p.m. – 12 a.m. a Paul Winter Solstice Concert -the extraordinary acoustics of New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine highlight the music of the Paul Winter Consort with Eugene Friesen, Paul Sullivan and Brazillian percussionist Café leading us through one of the longest night of the year, with singer/guitarist Renato Braz and “Icarus” double-reed man Paul McCandless.