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http://www.kmst.org/holiday.html - Holiday Programming, 2007 From the website -

Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving)

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Anonymous 4 Thanksgiving Special
A Thanksgiving concert of Americana with vocal ensemble Anonymous 4, Grammy-nominated fiddler Darol Anger and guitarist Scott Nygaard.

10:00 am – 12:00 am
The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential 2007
It's two hours of Thanksgiving morning triage for cooks across the nation. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of American Public Media's The Splendid Table, will be taking your calls in a live, two-hour broadcast when you need it most, on the biggest cooking day of the year. The lines open for your calls at 11:00 a.m. ET.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Giving Thanks 2006 with John Birge
As Thanksgiving brings family together to share common blessings and a bountiful meal, host John Birge brings music and stories together in a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday.

Friday, November 30

11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Christmas Calvalcade with Mrs. M. and Jim Sigler on Sounds Eclectic

Friday, December 7

8:00am – 9:00 pm
Christmas Calvalcade with Mrs. M and Jim Sigler on Sounds Eclectic

Tuesday, December 11

9:00am – 10:00 am
Hannukah Lights 2007
A perennial NPR favorite, now in its second decade. Acclaimed authors explore Hanukkah traditions in original stories commissioned expressly for Hannukah Lights. Hosted by Murray Horwitz and Susan Stamberg.

Friday, December 14

11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Christmas Calvalcade with Mrs. M and Jim Sigler on Sounds Eclectic

1:00pm – 2:00 pm
A Choral Christmas Card
Featuring the best choral ensembles from around the country, A Choral Christmas Card highlights America’s singing celebration of the holiday.

8:00pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz Piano XVIII
NPR is onstage again at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for another LIVE incarnation of one of their most popular programs, mixing established jazz stars with promising newcomers to offer original and unique jazz interpretations of holiday favorites.

Monday, December 17

11:00am – 12:00 pm
A Chanticleer Christmas (from American Public Media)
A Chanticleer Christmas celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmas with an elegant blend of traditional carols, medieval and Renaissance sacred works, and moving spirituals.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers
An annual favorite, Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers is a concert of traditional and contemporary holiday music performed by the renowned choral group. This year, the famed ensemble celebrates Christmas on Logan Square with a program of 20th-century music.

Tuesday, December 18

9:00am – 10:00am
Peter Ostroushko's Heartland Holiday 2006
Peter Ostroushko’s Heartland Holiday concert celebrates the spirit of the season from a multi-cultural perspective. Ostroushko is a master fiddler, mandolin and guitar player, and his musical journey features traditional and ancient carols.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fear Not
The National Lutheran Choir returns to Minneapolis' magnificent Basilica of Saint Mary for its annual Christmas Festival. This vast space is the perfect setting for a contemplative choral concert based on the Incarnation message, "Christ was born to bring peace to the world. Fear not."

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Concordia College Christmas Concert 2007
For 80 years the small Lutheran Evangelical school out-on-the-Prairie, Concordia College, has had anything but a small vision when it comes to celebrating music. With a choir and orchestra of over 400, the Concordia College Christmas concert attracts capacity crowds from all faiths to celebrate the season and the promise it holds. For this Christmas, listen to nationally-renowned conductor René Clausen as he leads the pure, youthful voices in a concert called "On our Way Rejoicing," a potpourri of familiar and traditional works intertwined with music that brings new sounds and meaning to the season. Come celebrate an hour of pure joy and peace with Concordia College Christmas.

Wednesday, December 19

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Echoes of Christmas 2007
Over the years, the Dale Warland Singers have provided magical performances for this season to listeners across the country. Drawing upon the archive of those live performances, Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse bring old and new treasures to listeners looking for Christmas inspiration.

Thursday, December 20

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christmas Around the Country 2007
The best of holiday music-making from coast-to-coast. NPR takes you from churches to concert halls to auditoriums to town halls all across the nation in search of performances that express the best of the holiday season.

1:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Bach's Christmas Oratorio from Carnegie Hall
NPR and WNYC team up to offer you an encore performance of one of the most joyful and sumptuous works from Johann Sebastian Bach -- his collection of six sacred cantatas, each depicting a different scene from Christ's birth, known collectively as the Weihnachts-Oratorium, or Christmas Oratorio. Robert Bass leads the acclaimed Collegiate Chorale and soloists, including Soprano Lisa Saffer, Mezzo-soprano Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, Tenor Paul Austin Kelly, and Baritone James Maddalena.

Friday, December 21

11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Christmas Calvalcade with Mrs. M and Jim Sigler on Sounds Eclectic

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
St. Olaf Christmas Festival 2007
The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest and most cherished celebrations of the holidays in the United States. Begun in 1912, the Festival is a worship service of hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections that celebrate the birth of Christ. Featuring more than 550 student musicians, it takes place on the St. Olaf campus in Northfield, Minnesota.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz Piano Christmas XVII
New Orleans keyboard legend Allen Toussaint headlines another stellar program mixing established jazz stars with promising newcomers to offer original and unique jazz interpretations of holiday favorites.

Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)

12:00pm – 3:00 pm
Handel's Messiah from Philadelphia
WHYY and NPR present an encore presentation of Handel's holiday masterpiece performed by the "Fabulous Philadelphians" -- one of the world's great orchestras, joined by the nationally-renowned Philadelphia Singers Chorale in the immediacy and vitality of a live broadcast. Acclaimed British choral master Richard Hickox conducts.

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2006
Hear a live broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. Michael Barone hosts the exclusive broadcast of the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music as performed by the King's College Choir.

Tuesday, December 25th (Christmas Day)

8:00 am– 9:00 am
Fear Not
The National Lutheran Choir returns to Minneapolis' magnificent Basilica of Saint Mary for its annual Christmas Festival. This vast space is the perfect setting for a contemplative choral concert based on the Incarnation message, "Christ was born to bring peace to the world. Fear not."

9:00 am to 10:00 am
Echoes of Christmas 2007
Over the years, the Dale Warland Singers have provided magical performances for this season to listeners across the country. Drawing upon the archive of those live performances, Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse bring old and new treasures to listeners looking for Christmas inspiration.

10:00 – 11:00
A Chanticleer Christmas (from NPR)
From the beautiful acoustics of St. Vincent's Church in Petaluma, California, inspiring sounds of the season from one of the world's finest choral ensembles... the twelve men of Chanticleer, led by Joseph Jennings.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Concordia College Christmas Concert 2007
For 80 years the small Lutheran Evangelical school out-on-the-Prairie, Concordia College, has had anything but a small vision when it comes to celebrating music. With a choir and orchestra of over 400, the Concordia College Christmas concert attracts capacity crowds from all faiths to celebrate the season and the promise it holds. For this Christmas, listen to nationally-renowned conductor René Clausen as he leads the pure, youthful voices in a concert called "On our Way Rejoicing," a potpourri of familiar and traditional works intertwined with music that brings new sounds and meaning to the season. Come celebrate an hour of pure joy and peace with Concordia College Christmas.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A Choral Christmas Card
Featuring the best choral ensembles from around the country, A Choral Christmas Card highlights America’s singing celebration of the holiday.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
St. Olaf Christmas Festival 2007
The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest and most cherished celebrations of the holidays in the United States. Begun in 1912, the Festival is a worship service of hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections that celebrate the birth of Christ. Featuring more than 550 student musicians, it takes place on the St. Olaf campus in Northfield, Minnesota.

Monday, December 31

(Time TBA)
Toast of the Nation
For more than 25 years, NPR listeners have counted down and sung along -- and danced the night away -- to these jazzy parties with live music from coast to coast. New Year's Eve 2007 promises more and better! Starting in Boston, the special moves west with four celebrations of midnight from time zone to time zone.

Tuesday, January 1

1:00pm to 3:00 pm
New Year's Day from Vienna
NPR and WGBH, Boston take you direct to the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna for the most popular classical music concert in the world, the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Day concert. Korva Coleman hosts
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