On behalf of the entire staff at NEPR, best wishes to you and yours for a great holiday season and a healthy, peaceful, happy and meaningful New Year.
We invite you to tune in to NEPR for our holiday music offerings:
10:00 a.m. Christmas Eve
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Hosted by Michael Barone, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a live music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King’s College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music. This year is an extra special one for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: 2015 marks the 500th anniversary of the completion of the King’s College Chapel.
9:00 a.m. Christmas Day
A full day of holiday music hosted by our classical music hosts, John Nowacki and Walter Carroll, and an evening of jazz with Tom Reney beginning at 8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve
Toast of the Nation
An NPR tradition every New Year’s Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation features jazz that you can party to all night long with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Featuring Wynton Marsalis, Snarky Puppy, Wycliffe Gordon, and more.
11:00 a.m. New Year’s Day
The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year’s Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You’ll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more — a festive way to start off the New Year.
And you’re invited to join us Saturday, January 2 for Bach at New Year’s at the Academy of Music in downtown Northampton!