Holiday Specials To Make Your Holidays Special
We invite you to spend Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Kwanzaa with WCVE Public Radio.
Saturday, December 24th
10:00 a.m. - A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols is the Christmas Eve service held in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. The Festival was introduced in 1918, was first broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world. The service includes carols and scripture readings and always opens with ‘Once in Royal David’s City.’ There is also always a new, specially commissioned carol. This year’s carol is by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara and is simply called ‘Christmas Carol.’
12:00 p.m. - The Met presents Donizetti's “La Fille Du Regiment.” Laurent Pelly’s witty hit production of this sparkling comedy returns with Nino Machaidze and Lawrence Brownlee as the young lovers. Kiri Te Kanawa appears in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp.
Sunday, December 25th
3:00 p.m. - NPR and BBC AMERICA present the Peabody Award-winning radio quiz show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, not only on the radio but on television as well with a 2011 Year-In-Review program. The program will be televised on BBC AMERICA Friday, December 23, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The year-end special will also be broadcast on WCVE Public Radio Christmas day, 3:00 p.m. The Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! special will be produced by BBC AMERICA, NPR, and Chauncey Street Productions, with Albie Hecht and Doug Berman serving as executive producers. Host Peter Sagal, along with official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell, will lead a panel of both US and UK talent, including comedians Paula Poundstone and Alonzo Bodden, through 2011’s biggest events. The special will look back at the year’s top stories from an American and British perspective and will also include listener contests and celebrity guests from both sides of the pond.
4:00 p.m. - Lessons and Carols from Washington National Cathedral - The Washington National Cathedral is America’s house of prayer for all people. Each Christmas the Cathedral hosts Lessons and Carols combining biblical readings with carols, folk music and a cathedral full of singing voices before the hush of Silent Night as the service draws to a close.
6:00 p.m. - Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol - Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens’ holiday classic with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations.
Monday, December 26th
2:00 p.m. - A Season's Griot is public Radio’s only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. It has been hosted for the last 18 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 explore the concept of peace through storytelling, music and voices from the streets.