holiday programming http://hppr.org en Special Programming this Fourth of July http://hppr.org/post/special-programming-fourth-july <p>This Independence Day, tune in to HPPR for a diversion from the standard weekday public radio fare. Enjoy comedy, farce, and good music with <a href="http://www.capsteps.com/radio/"><strong>Capitol Steps' Politics Takes a Holiday</strong></a> 4th of July edition and <a href="http://hppr.org/programs/front-porch-fourth-july"><strong>Front Porch Fourth of July</strong></a> with HPPR's own Cindee Talley and Stephen Johnson. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:53:30 +0000 Adam Vos 33994 at http://hppr.org Special Programming this Fourth of July Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday http://hppr.org/post/capitol-steps-politics-takes-holiday <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HELP roast 2013 to a crisp with the Capitol Steps and our annual year-in-review awards ceremony. It's all in our hour-long special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year will feature all-new awards, such as:</span></div><div> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:14:53 +0000 Dale Bolton 26215 at http://hppr.org Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday A Paul Winter Solstice 2013: Tuesday, Dec 31 at 10 am CT http://hppr.org/post/paul-winter-solstice-2013-tuesday-dec-31-10-am-ct <p></p><p>One of NPR's most popular holiday specials returns with new talent and old friends. Malian singer Abdoulaye Diabate joins The Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, the Drummers of The Fores of Nature, Gospel vocalist Theresa Thomason, and the historic reassembly of the Paul Winter Sextet in the World's Largest Gothic Cathedral -- New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. WNYC'S John Schaefer hosts this NPR holiday broadcast favorite.<br /> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:50:19 +0000 Dale Bolton 9708 at http://hppr.org A Paul Winter Solstice 2013: Tuesday, Dec 31 at 10 am CT Toast of the Nation: Tuesday, Dec 31 at 9 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/toast-nation-tuesday-dec-31-9-pm-ct <p>An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is perfect for the occasion. It's jazz that you can party to, all night from coast to coast, with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Spirited, improvised, grooving and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations and contributing something new to the musical feast. &nbsp;Headliner Wynton Marsalis rings in 2013 Eastern Time playing the music of Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives &amp; Sevens, live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:40:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9803 at http://hppr.org Toast of the Nation: Tuesday, Dec 31 at 9 pm CT New Year's Day Live from Vienna: Wednesday, Jan 1 at 10 am CT http://hppr.org/post/new-years-day-live-vienna-wednesday-jan-1-10-am-ct <p>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. &nbsp;<b><a href="http://www.wienerphilharmoniker.at/index.php?set_language=en&amp;cccpage=newyearsconcert">Click here</a></b> for full details of the concert and its long tradition or <b><a href="http://www.wienerphilharmoniker.at/upload/files/njk_2013_programm_en.pdf">download a copy of this year’s concert program</a></b>.</p><p class="Description"><o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9804 at http://hppr.org New Year's Day Live from Vienna: Wednesday, Jan 1 at 10 am CT Messiah from Washington National Cathedral - Sunday, Dec 22 at 9 am CT http://hppr.org/post/messiah-washington-national-cathedral-sunday-dec-22-9-am-ct <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each year the Cathedral’s annual Messiah performances during the first weekend of December attract an audience of some 6000 from the greater Washington area. With a team of the finest international soloists, coming from the US and abroad, these performances offer exceptional value for a very high-quality, popular Christmas broadcast. &nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 04:16:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25063 at http://hppr.org Messiah from Washington National Cathedral - Sunday, Dec 22 at 9 am CT A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico - Sunday, Dec 22 at 10 am CT http://hppr.org/post/choral-christmas-stile-antico-sunday-dec-22-10-am-ct <p>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. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 04:12:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 9688 at http://hppr.org A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico - Sunday, Dec 22 at 10 am CT Christmas with the Morehouse & Spelman Glee Clubs - Sunday, Dec 22 at 11 am CT http://hppr.org/post/christmas-morehouse-spelman-glee-clubs-sunday-dec-22-11-am-ct <p>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 spine-tingling concert program. This encore presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols. Korva Coleman hosts.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 04:07:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9710 at http://hppr.org Christmas with the Morehouse & Spelman Glee Clubs - Sunday, Dec 22 at 11 am CT Jazz Piano Christmas XXIX - Sunday, Dec 22 at 10 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/jazz-piano-christmas-xxix-sunday-dec-22-10-pm-ct <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. &nbsp;T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">op jazz pianists--including Andy Bey, Stanley Cowell, Sullivan Fortner, and Michele Rosewoman perform their favorite holiday songs. This Washington tradition continues to bring new twists to holiday classics with world-class musicians.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=MOJGP" target="_blank"><b>Click here</b></a> for complete program information.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9711 at http://hppr.org Jazz Piano Christmas XXIX - Sunday, Dec 22 at 10 pm CT A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2013: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 9 am CT http://hppr.org/post/festival-nine-lessons-and-carols-2013-tuesday-dec-24-9-am-ct <p>Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 03:50:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9712 at http://hppr.org A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2013: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 9 am CT Welcome Christmas!: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 11 am CT http://hppr.org/post/welcome-christmas-tuesday-dec-24-11-am-ct <p>The best way to welcome Christmas is Welcome Christmas!, the VocalEssence holiday concert from American Public Media.</p><p class="Description">Bring a Torch! This year's program puts the focus on old French carols, alongside two world premieres in the annual VocalEssence/American Composers Forum Christmas carol contest. The new carols call for the intriguing combination of men's chorus with English horn.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 03:40:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9713 at http://hppr.org Welcome Christmas!: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 11 am CT Christmas on Sinfonia: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 1 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/christmas-sinfonia-tuesday-dec-24-1-pm-ct <p>HPPR presents 3 hours of all Christmas music hosted by Mindy Ratner. Festive holiday music celebrating family on Christmas Eve.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 03:30:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9714 at http://hppr.org Christmas on Sinfonia: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 1 pm CT Advent Voices: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 7 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/advent-voices-tuesday-dec-24-7-pm-ct <p>Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.</p><p><b><a href="http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/01/advent-voices" target="_blank">Click here</a></b>&nbsp;for more information or to hear or re-hear the program on-line.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 03:20:12 +0000 Dale Bolton 25768 at http://hppr.org Advent Voices: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 7 pm CT A Ceremony of Carols: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 8 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/ceremony-carols-benjamin-britten-holiday-celebration-tuesday-dec-24-8-pm-ct <p><em>A Centennial Ceremony of Carols: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration</em>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">celebrates the Britten centennial with a holiday program created in the renowned WGBH Fraser Performance Studio featuring the NEC Chamber Chorus, the New England Conservatory’s elite choral ensemble led by Erica Washburn, along with the NEC Brass Ensemble and the Back Bay Ringers. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:10:50 +0000 Dale Bolton 25817 at http://hppr.org A Ceremony of Carols: A Benjamin Britten Holiday Celebration: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 8 pm CT Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 9 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/tinsel-tales-npr-christmas-favorites-tuesday-dec-24-9-pm-ct <p>Christmas is a time of traditions, and over the years, NPR has created a few traditions of its own. In this hour-long special: Wistfulness, joy, doubt, hope, all the emotions we feel at this time of year, all summoned up in memorable stories from the NPR broadcast archives.</p><p>David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk — these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. It may be you'll remember these tales fondly, or it may be you'll fall in love with them for the first time.</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 02:50:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9717 at http://hppr.org Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 9 pm CT Tinsel Tales 2: More NPR Christmas Favorites: Monday, Dec 24 at 10 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/tinsel-tales-2-more-npr-christmas-favorites-monday-dec-24-10-pm-ct <p>NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first&nbsp;<em>Tinsel Tales</em>&nbsp;program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. The program is hosted by&nbsp;Lynn Neary and features these stories:</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 02:40:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9718 at http://hppr.org Tinsel Tales 2: More NPR Christmas Favorites: Monday, Dec 24 at 10 pm CT Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 11 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/jonathan-winters-christmas-carol-tuesday-dec-24-11-pm-ct <p>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.</p><p class="Description"><b><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4225458" target="_blank">Click here</a></b> for more information or to hear or re-hear the program on-line.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:30:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9719 at http://hppr.org Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol: Tuesday, Dec 24 at 11 pm CT St. Olaf Christmas Festival 2013: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 9 am CT http://hppr.org/post/st-olaf-christmas-festival-2013-wednesday-dec-25-9-am-ct <p>A service in song and word that has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event, which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, are always gone months in advance. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 02:20:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9720 at http://hppr.org St. Olaf Christmas Festival 2013: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 9 am CT Chanticleer Christmas 2013: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 11 am CT http://hppr.org/post/chanticleer-christmas-2013-wednesday-dec-25-11-am-ct <p>A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries — from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.</p><p><b><a href="http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/classical/holidays/display/web/2013/12/01/chanticleer_christmas" target="_blank">Click here</a></b> for more information or to hear or re-hear the program on-line.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 02:10:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9721 at http://hppr.org Chanticleer Christmas 2013: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 11 am CT Cantigas de Santa Maria (Canticles of Holy Mary): Wednesday, Dec 25 at 1 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/cantigas-de-santa-maria-canticles-holy-mary-wednesday-dec-25-1-pm-ct <p>Explore a glimpse of this vast (420 compositions) repertoire of poetry, songs, stories, and recitations about the “Blessed Virgin Mary” in this holiday special.&nbsp; The immense collection of Marian songs and poetry came from the Court of King Alfonso X (1252-1284) of Castile-Leon (now Spain).&nbsp; We will visit the songs and stories as interpreted by musicologist and contemporary musicians playing on period and modern instruments.&nbsp; Join the growing number of enthusiasts who appreciate the complex themes and musical surprises of the Cantigas de Santa Maria.&nbsp; Hosted by HPPR’s Debra Bolton. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 9722 at http://hppr.org Cantigas de Santa Maria (Canticles of Holy Mary): Wednesday, Dec 25 at 1 pm CT Glad Tidings of Great Joy: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 3 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/glad-tidings-great-joy-wednesday-dec-25-3-pm-ct <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A one-hour holiday special, hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, featuring medieval and baroque music.</span></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 01:50:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25116 at http://hppr.org Glad Tidings of Great Joy: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 3 pm CT Tallis Scholars: Love is Better Than Wine: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 7 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/tallis-scholars-love-better-wine-wednesday-dec-25-7-pm-ct <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of the world-renowned choir’s </span>25th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Anniversary Tour of the US, the </span>Tallis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Scholars, with director Peter Phillips, perform a stunning holiday concert exploring themes of love, redemption, and of course, the Nativity in concert at St. Paul Church in Cambridge, Mass. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Presented by the Boston Early Music Festival and hosted by Cathy Fuller.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 01:40:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25114 at http://hppr.org Tallis Scholars: Love is Better Than Wine: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 7 pm CT A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 2013: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 8 pm CT http://hppr.org/post/christmas-celtic-sojourn-2013-wednesday-dec-25-8-pm-ct <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every year, Celtic Sojourn host Brian </span>O'Donovan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> assembles some of the best musicians, singers, and dancers imaginable from around the Celtic world, and beyond!&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fionnuala O'Donovan sings the Christmas classic In the Bleak Midwinter, though not to the usual air. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25115 at http://hppr.org A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 2013: Wednesday, Dec 25 at 8 pm CT