Tri States Public Radio Staff
This one-hour celebration in story and song is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. This year’s program will celebrate Family with familiar and favorite elements of Griot, and plenty of music.
NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.
One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols.
Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul's Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group's luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.
Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH.
A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media’s one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men’s choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries- from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.
Benjamin Britten’s first published work was a setting of A Hymn to the Virgin that he wrote at age 17, beginning his lifelong passion for creating direct and powerfully communicative works for the human voice.
Join us for a centennial celebration of Britten (1913-1976), featuring the elite New England Conservatory Chamber Chorus, led by Erica Washburn, the NEC Brass Ensemble and the Back Bay Ringers. In addition to the Hymn to the Virgin, the program will highlight Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and other holiday works.