Holiday Traditions in Song and Story
WCVE Public Radio presents holiday music, songs and stories throughout the month of December and leading into the New Year. For the week of December 10th, enjoy a variety of holiday treats for you ear from French carols to old-world Yiddish melodies, each day starting at 2:00 p.m.
December 10, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Chanukkah In Story and Song
A celebration by The Western Wind performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes. Encore broadcast December 13 at 10:00 p.m.
December 11, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Candles Burning Brightly
More than two thousand years ago, in the days of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the religious life of the Jews was brought almost to a halt by the ancient Greeks. But rather than give in to the pressure to assimilate, a band of Jews who practiced their faith in secret returned to their holy city and rededicated the Temple. Their courageous act and its aftermath form the focus of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock offer a program which explores the customs and music of the holiday. Encore broadcast December 13 at 11:00 p.m.
December 12, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Hanukkah Lights 2012
A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. Encore broadcast December 14 at 12:00 a.m.
December 13, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Echoes of Christmas
The Dale Warland Singers provided magical performances to listeners across the country for over 30 years and were acclaimed as America's premiere choir. Their signature holiday concert—beloved by public radio listeners nationwide—was the annual Echoes of Christmas program. Drawing upon the archive of their live performances, Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse create a very special Christmas musical treat.
December 14, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Welcome Christmas!
New for 2012: Bring a Torch! This year’s program puts the focus on old French carols, alongside two world premieres in the annual VocalEssence/American Composers Forum Christmas carol contest. The new carols call for the intriguing combination of men’s chorus with English horn.