Specials

Specials

The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

December 4, 2021, 8:00 pm

Host Rich Warren welcomes Chicago’s original Klezmer revival band to celebrate Hanukkah live from Hinsdale.

Gaudete! Early Music for the Christmas Season

December 20, 2021, 10:00 pm

A WFMT Network special, hosted by Sara Schneider.

Chanticleer Christmas

December 21, 2021, 9:00 pm

The superb 12-man ensemble performs holiday classics.

Apollo’s Fire: Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain

December 23, 2021, 8:00 pm

Critically acclaimed early music ensemble Apollo's Fire shares a festive, Irish-Appalachian celebration.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

December 24, 2021, 9:00 am

The annual service broadcast from King’s College Chapel of Cambridge University.

Music of the Baroque’s Holiday Choral and Brass Concert

December 24, 2021, 4:00 pm

A Chicago tradition, conducted by William Jon Gray.

Music for the Winter Holidays

December 25, 2021, 9:00 am

"The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays," hosted by Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips, features music from holiday favorites and other wintry classics.

Christmas at DePaul University

December 25, 2021, 4:00 pm

Featuring students and alumni from DePaul’s School of Music and Theatre School with the DePaul Community Chorus.

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

December 25, 2021, 6:00 pm

The 360-member chorus invokes nostalgia for the 1960s & 1970s.

Folkstage: An Irish Christmas Concert

December 25, 2021, 9:00 pm

Bohola (Jimmy Keane & Pat Boaders) from the Levin Studio 12/24/2005.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival

December 26, 2021, 10:00 am

Musicians of St Olaf College present their 2021 holiday concert.

Music of the Baroque: Handel’s Messiah

December 26, 2021, 4:00 pm

Conducted by principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer, this performance features soloists Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano; Brian Giebler, tenor; Matthew Brook, bass-baritone.

Rose Ensemble: ¡Vamos a Belén!

December 28, 2021, 8:00 pm

The Minnesota-based ensemble explores music from colonial Latin America.

A Roaring Christmas with the BBC Singers

December 29, 2021, 9:00 pm

A festive celebration of the 1920s & 30s from the Barbican in London.

New Year’s Eve from the Berlin Philharmonic

December 31, 2021, 10:00 pm

Music director Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic and violinist Janine Jansen in a celebratory concert.

New Year’s Day from Vienna

January 1, 2022, 11:00 am

A beloved tradition. Christian Thielemann conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.

Folkstage: The Final New Year’s Eve Celebration

January 1, 2022, 9:00 pm

Highlights from the 2019 “Midnight Special” New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring John McCutcheon, Crys Matthews & Heather Mae, Shawna Caspi and Greg Greenway recorded in the Fay & Daniel Levin Studio.

Eastern Orthodox Christmas Music with Andrew Patner

January 3, 2022, 10:00 pm

A rebroadcast from WFMT’s late critic-at-large, in which he explores this lesser-known holiday repertory.