Classical 101 for the Holidays

Santa and Friend, listening to Classical 101(Photo: AP)
Santa and Friend, listening to Classical 101(Photo: AP)

Every year I look forward to the splendid music making throughout Central Ohio. Happily, we at WOSU and Classical 101 will offer you a number of 2012 holiday themed performances — sometimes with a quick turnaround — always with joy.

The Ohio State University Holiday Extravaganza 2012
Sunday, December 16 at 7 pm and Tuesday, December 25 at 7 pm 
The Ohio State University School of Music’s 20th annual Music Celebration concert was shown on WOSU-TV on December 8.  Now hear it in radio splendor. Every ensemble: glee clubs, orchestra, flute troupe, jazz ensemble, chorale, wind symphony and more recorded in a fast paced concert at Mershon Auditorium on November 30.

The television broadcast will be reaired at 8 pm on Christmas day.

Handel’s Messiah from St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus
Friday December 21 at 7 pm
Paul Thornock leads the exquisite Cathedral Schola and soloists in the Christmas portion plus the Hallelujah chorus. Recorded at St Joseph Cathedral, Columbus on December 16, 7 pm.

Pro Musica Seasonal Surprises
Sunday, December 23 at 1 pm
Guest conductor Teddy Abrams presents music by Bach, Milhaud, and Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Plus Musica Celestis  Aaron Jay Kernis.

First Community Church Christmas Special
Sunday, December 23 at 3 pm
First Community Church Christmas Special with Bach’s Magnificat. Players from the Columbus Symphny Orachastra join Ronald J. Jenkins and the First Community Chancel Choir.

Lessons and Carols from First Congregational Church – Live
Sunday, December 23 at 4 pm
From First Congregational Church in Columbus, A Service of Lessons and Carols with church’s combined choirs, bell ringers, children’s choir, and organists G. Dene Barnard and Marti Rideout.

ProMusica Celebrate!A New Year’s concert
Sunday, December 30 at 1 pm
A New Year’s concert with Timothy Russell and Pro Musica, with Sarah Pfister and Keith Buterbaugh — everybody from Leroy Anderson to Scott Joplin and Rogers and Hammerstein

Remember These are only the locally produced programs that will be heard on Classical 101. There are many more fantastic holiday offerings from around the world that will also be broadcast. For more information be sure to check our online schedule.