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Upcoming Holiday Programs on KUHF

KUHF kicks of the holiday season with special programming beginning on December 17 with the Houston Symphony’s A Very Merry Pops!  A mix of offerings provides listeners the best in holiday-themed classical music as well as spoken word presentations. Classical selections chosen specially to reflect the season will also be added to regular KUHF music programming.


Special holiday program highlights include:

Holiday Favorites with The Houston Symphony
KUHF and the Houston Symphony will ring in the season with a heartwarming music celebration. On December 17th,  KUHF will broadcast A Very Merry Pops! featuring holiday favorites with conductor Michael Krajewski. And on Christmas Eve, hear your favorite choruses and solos from Handel’s Messiah, with the Houston Symphony Chorus and conductor Bernard Labadie.  Both concerts are hosted by Dean Dalton.
9pm on December 17 and 24

Christmas Revels
Discover the magic of Revels, as they lead children and adults alike to discover the timeless traditions of different cultures throughout the world.  This holiday season, Revels honors traditions from the time of Shakespeare with an Elizabethan Celebration of the Winter Solstice through music, dance, song, and storytelling.
7pm on December 20

Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season
For more than 15 years, NPR has celebrated Hanukkah with original stories inspired by the Jewish festival of lights. Hosted by NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz, each year Hanukkah Lights marks the age-old Jewish celebration with contemporary fiction.
3pm on December 22 

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
This legendary service, which for many people around world marks the beginning of Christmas, is based around nine Biblical readings and is presented live each year from King’s College in Cambridge, England. The two-hour special service, is performed by the 30-voice King’s College Choir.
9am on December 24

New Years Day From Vienna
NPR’s nationwide broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic’s beloved traditional New Year’s Day Concert. The concert is broadcast direct from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
10am on January 1



Wednesday, 12/17/08; 9:06-11:00 PM:  Houston Symphony: “A Very Merry Pops”

Saturday, 12/20/08; 3:00-4:00 PM: “A Harpist’s Christmas with Yolanda Kondonassis” 

Saturday, 12/20/08; 7:00-9:00 PM: “The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice 2008” 

Saturday, 12/20/08; 9:00-11:00 PM:  “Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration.” 

Sunday, 12/21/08; 11:00 AM-12:00: “Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites” 

Sunday, 12/21/08; 4:00-5:00 PM: “A Leroy Anderson Christmas”  

Sunday, 12/21/08; 6:00-7:00 PM:  “Twas the Night Before Christmas” 

Sunday, 12/21/08; 9:06-11:05 PM: “The St. Olaf Christmas Festival Concert” 

Monday, 12/22/08; 3:00-3:54 PM: “Hanukkah in Story and Song” 

Monday, 12/22/08; 9:06-11:05 PM:  “Chicago’s Music of the Baroque Christmas Concert” 

Tuesday, 12/23/08; 3:00-3:54 PM:  “Happy, Joyous Hanukkah” 

Tuesday, 12/23/08; 9:06-10:05 PM: “A Chanticleer Christmas”

Tuesday, 12/23/08; 10:06-11:05 PM: “Christmas with Madrigalia”

Wednesday, 12/24/08; 9:00-10:30 AM, “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” 

Wednesday, 12/24/08; 3:00-3:54: “The Rose Ensemble: An Early-American Christmas” 

Wednesday, 12/24/08; 9:06-11:00 PM: The Houston Symphony: HANDEL: “Messiah”

Thursday, 12/25/08; 8:00-9:00: “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” 

Thursday, 12/25/08; 3:00-3:54 PM: “Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers” 

Thursday, 12/25/08; 6:00-7:00 PM: “Cantus: All Is Calm” 

Thursday, 12/25/08; 9:06-10:05 PM: “Welcome Christmas” 

Thursday, 12/25/08; 10:06-11:05 PM: “Echoes of Christmas” 

Friday, 12/26/08; 3:00-3:54 PM: “A Season’s Griot 2008” 

Wednesday, 12/31/08; 7:00-9:00 PM, LIVE: “Live from Lincoln Center: The New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Gala”

Thursday, 01/01/09; 10:00 AM-12:00: “New Year’s Day from Vienna”