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WYSU-FM to air special holiday programs starting Tuesday

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Christmas Day.
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YOUNGSTOWN — The public radio service of Youngstown State University, 88.5 WYSU-FM, will air special holiday programs from Tuesday through Christmas Day.

TUESDAY

  • Classical Music with Gary Sexton: noon; Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Ballet, Act 1; Berlin Philharmonic; Semyon Bychkov, conductor.

WEDNESDAY

  • Classical Music with Gary Sexton: noon; Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Ballet, Act 2; Berlin Philharmonic; Semyon Bychkov, conductor.

FRIDAY

  • Classical Music with Gary Sexton: noon; Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Part One: For the First Day of Christmas; Munich Bach Orchestra and Choir; Karl Richter, conductor.

DEC. 20

  • A Paul Winter Winter Solstice: 7 p.m.; A performance by the Paul Winter Consort and the Cathedral Pipe Organ at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

DEC. 21

  • Classical Music with Gary Sexton: noon; George Frideric Handel: Messiah, Part 1, plus Hallelujah Chorus; Gabrieli Consort and Players; Paul McCreesh, conductor.

DEC. 24

  • Welcome Christmas!: 9 to 10 a.m.; Welcome Christmas! is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.
  • A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: 10 a.m. to noon; A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a live service of word and music from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.
  • An Afternoon of holiday favorites from Classical 24: noon to 3 p.m.
  • Performance Today: 7 to 9 p.m.; Fred Childs hosts the annual musical celebration of Christmas from concert halls, churches and auditoriums near and far.

DEC. 25

  • All is Bright: Contemplative Music for Christmas: 9 to 10 a.m.; An hour of contemplative choral music featuring Cantus, Chanticleer, Cambridge Singers, Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby and Jessye Norman.
  • Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square: 10 to 11 a.m.; The world-renowned Tabernacle Choir will present arrangements of familiar carols and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. 
  • Hollywood Holiday: 11 a.m. to noon; A festive musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished films inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic character Ebenezer Scrooge.
  • Hygge Holiday: Cozy Classics: noon to 1 p.m.; A mix of wintry and nostalgic classical pieces designed to accompany listeners as they enjoy cozy wintertime activities.
  • St. Olaf Christmas Festival: 1 to 2 p.m.; The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections, and features more than 500 student musicians in five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.
  • A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico: 2 to 3 p.m.; Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul’s church on Harvard Square for a concert of sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance.
  • Jazz Night in America: A Holiday Celebration: 7 to 8 p.m.; Swinging holiday classics featuring The Sherman Irby sextet recorded live from Dizzy's Club at Jazz At Lincoln Center. Christian McBride hosts.
  • Holiday Jazz Favorites with David Bassee: 8 to 11 p.m.; An evening of holiday jazz hosted by David Bassee.