December 25, 2013

Handel’s “Messiah” from Boston (Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra)

Tonight at 7:00 on WILL-FM: it's "The Evening Concert'. It's Handel's complete oratorio "Messiah" from the Handel & Haydn Society Period-Instrument-Orchestra-and-Chorus plus vocal soloists Karina Gauvin (gaw-VAN), Daniel Taylor, James Gilchrist, and Sumner Thompson, led by Music Director Harry Christophers, recorded in the acoustic splendor of Boston's Symphony Hall.


December 24, 2013

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Tonight at 7:00 on WILL-FM it's "The Evening Concert". The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" service of Biblical readings and music. The program was recorded just hours ago in Cambridge, England. On the program hymns and carols like 'Joy to the World', 'I Saw Three Ships' and others.


December 23, 2013

“St. Olaf Christmas Festival” on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM

Tonight at 7:00 on the "The Evening Concert" on WILL-FM, it's the "St. Olaf Christmas Festival". On the program: carols, hymns, and excerpts from works like Aaron Jay Kernis' Musica Celestis, and Vaughan Williams' Antiphon from the 'Five Mystical Songs' performed by the more than 500 student musicians from five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.


December 21, 2013

This Week (Dec 23 - 29, 2013) on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM

This week the Evening Concert starts early: on Sunday night at 7:00 with "Welcome, Christmas" and "The Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine". Then Monday night it's the "St. Olaf Christmas Festival"; Tuesday night the "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols"; Wednesday "Handel's 'Messiah' from Boston"; Thursday "Christmas with the Spelman and Morehouse Glee Clubs" and "A Season's Griot 2013". Friday. ..Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper.


December 19, 2013

“A Centennial Ceremony of Carols: Benjamin Britten at 100” and “Glad Tidings of Great Joy”

Tonight at 7:00 on WILL-FM it’s the Evening Concert. At 7:00 it’s a ‘Holiday Special’: “A Centennial Ceremony of Carols: Benjamin Britten at 100” with the New England Conservatory’s Chamber Chorus singing the ‘Ceremony of Carols’ and other works by Britten.  At 8:00 it’s another ‘Holiday Special’: “Glad Tidings of Great Joy” with music by Byrd, Praetorius and others.  


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