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with host Fred Child

Christmas Favorites with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Fred and Tesfa in front of a poinsettia tree APM photo/Suzanne Schaffer
58min 51sec : Christmas Favorites with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

PT host Fred Child is joined in the studio by his friend and special co-host Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, a fantastic singer, choral director, inspiring educator and manager of Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiatives.

Tesfa has chosen a special playlist of his favorite Christmas performances that show the variety and virtuosity of the human voice. He also reveals the secret to singing the perfect version of Silent Night.

How to sing Silent Night

Tesfa's Christmas highlights

  • Traditional (arr. Matthew Culloton): Angels We Have Heard on High
  • George Frederic Handel (arr. Take 6): Joy to the World
  • Franz Gruber (arr. Stephen Paulus): Silent Night
  • Franz Biebl: Ave Maria
  • Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
  • Traditional (arr. Steven Sharp Nelson & Al van der Beek): Carol of the Bells-God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Pietro Antonacci: Sinfonia Pastorale: 2. Pastorale
  • Three Mo' Tenors: Have You Heard About the Baby - Glory to the Newborn King


Find out more about Tesfa:
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
@tesfawon

Fred and Tesfa in front of a poinsettia tree APM photo/Suzanne Schaffer
Tesfa and Fred explore downtown St. Paul, Minn. APM photo/Suzanne Schaffer
Tesfa and Fred with festive fruit in frigid Minnesota APM photo/Suzanne Schaffer

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