The Jewish holiday of Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – is celebrated over the course of eight nights. In a series of radio vignettes called The Eight Nights of Chanukah, Naomi Lewin of Classics for Kids tells the stories, and talks about the customs of the holiday, including the Chanukah miracle, lighting the menorah, traditional foods, and why Chanukah is so hard to spell. Each of The Eight Nights of Chanukah also contains music for the holiday. Learn more
A perennial favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show as read by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. 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.Sponsored by:
Frank Dominguez shares traditional Spanish language villancicos of the season and sacred works by composers such as Joaquín Rodrigo, as well as traditional international carols and Christmas songs performed by Hispanic artists such as tenor Plácido Domingo and pianist Gabriela Montero. (An original WDAV production)
Join us for highlights from the holiday programs of local ensembles in recent seasons, including the Singers of Renaissance in Charlotte, the Union Symphony Orchestra and Holiday Chorus and the Winston-Salem Symphony!Sponsored by:
Listen to an updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Lisa Simeone. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic.
The gentle sound of the Night Music is the ideal way to usher in the holiday. Frank Dominguez hosts.
Fred Child shares highlights from great seasonal concerts across the country and around the world.
A perennial favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEsssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary conductor Philip Brunelle.