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WUTC holiday music schedule

As is the tradition of WUTC-FM 88.1, December 25th is a day of holiday programming.

6 a.m.-10 a.m.--Morning Edition News

10 a.m.-11 a.m.—Christmas Around The Country--Join host Fred Child as he travels from churches to concert halls to auditoriums to town halls across the nation in search of performances that express the best of the holiday season.

11 a.m.-12 noon—A Chanticleer Christmas--An encore presentation of one of NPR’s most popular programs. 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, lead by Joseph Jennings.

12 noon-3 p.m.—Handell’s Messiah from Philadelphia—Live from the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, WHYY and NPR present Handel’s holiday masterpiece performed by the “Fabulous Philadelphians”—one of the world’s greatest 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. Hosted by Fred Child and Melinda Whiting.

3 p.m.-4 p.m.—Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol—A public radio tradition updated this year with NPR host Lisa Simeone. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive read of Dickens’ holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featured in this program is Mimi Kennedy.

4 p.m.-8 p.m.—All Things Considered

8 p.m.-9 p.m.—Christmas From The World Café—NPR and WXPN announce an encore presentation of a very special “Roots Christmas” stage show featuring new takes on holiday classics, as well as new contributions to the holiday tradition. David Dye hosts the one-hour program of roots, blues, Americana, and other contemporary music artists providing some old fashioned Christmas cheer—recorded onstage at the World Café Live in Philadelphia. Guest artists include Raul Midon, Jonatha Brooke and the Old Crow Medicine Show.

9 p.m.-10 p.m.—Jazz Piano Christmas XVII—NPR is onstage again at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for another live incarnation of one of its most popular programs. 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. Featuring performances from Toussaint, Cedar Walton, Eric Reed, Jovino Santos Neto, Nancy King, and 2006 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition award winning Tigran Hamasyan.

December 8, 2006