Children have delighted in the telling of Clement Moore's classic "A Visit From St. Nicholas" -- with its famous opening line, "'Twas the night before Christmas" -- for nearly 200 years. This holiday season, we've produced a special version of the beloved tale with timeless classical music that's just right for a cozy story time. So gather the little ones around, and share the joys of this seasonal favorite accompanied by the music you love.
Listen Sunday as Classical MPR presents the Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale performing J.S. Bach's 'Christmas Oratorio.' This holiday spectacular begins at noon with a special encore broadcast of Cantata Nos. 1, 2 and 3 from 2017, followed at 2 p.m. by a live broadcast of Cantata Nos. 4, 5 and 6. Conductor Nicholas Kraemer shares his insights on the work.
The 2019 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert will take place on Jan. 1 under the baton of Christian Thielemann in the Musikverein in Vienna. Listen to this annual tradition live at 10 a.m. on New Years Day on Classical MPR!
Scott Blankenship and T. Mychael Rambo review their favorite carols this holiday season. Audiences will love singing along as they share their top picks for the Christmas season, performed by today's leading artists and ensembles.
Music of contemplation and joy are featured in this season's Concordia Christmas Concert. Highlights from the 2017 concert, 'From Heaven Above to Earth He Comes,' include contemporary and traditional works (including a tribute to Leonard Bernstein), performed by the combined choirs and orchestra of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Each December, Luther College rings out with the sounds of the Christmas season to present a concert of vivid joy and profound inspiration. Enjoy highlights from this year's "Every Voice in Concert Ring" recorded at Luther College.
Join movie fan and host Lynne Warfel for a Humbug Festival on Hollywood Holiday: The Ebenezer Edition. Lynne features some of the best loved interpretations of the old miser with scores that are pure gold, from 'The Muppets' to 'Scrooge the Musical.'
This unique program of holiday music is presented live in concert by Chanticleer. Hear why this superb 12-man ensemble is known as "an orchestra of voices," as they perform holiday classics and new favorites.
The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues its tradition of great artistry this holiday season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite.
One of the highlights of Classical MPR's broadcast schedule each holiday season, Christmas With Cantus presents a modern take on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, reimagined for our world today. Join us live at 11 a.m., Dec. 13 to honor the age-old traditions and establish new ones for the next generation.