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      Valparaiso University Christmas Concert

      WFMT’s Suzanne Nance hosts A Carol Festival with the Valparaiso Chorale, women's and men's choirs, and instrumentalists performing Pinkham's Christmas Cantata, in addition to favorite carols and hymns for the season. more...

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      Light and Gold: The Music of Eric Whitacre

      YouTube sensation and popular choral composer Eric Whitacre presents a program of his own works. In this one-hour broadcast, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse, describing the often colorful backstory of how each piece came to be. more...

      Holiday Special on “The Midnight Special”

      The annual Midnight Special Christmas/solstice program features holiday humor such as Stan Freberg, and Mike Nichols and Elaine May, new Christmas recordings from 2014; and in observance of its 100th anniversary, a very special feature, the entire performance by Cantus of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 a recreation of carols and readings from that night in WWI more...

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      Christmas in Harvard Square

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      Sharon Isbin: 5 Classic Albums

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