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KCET Presents Series of Festive Holiday Concerts on Christmas Eve

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KCET Presents Series

of Festive Holiday Concerts on Christmas Eve

 

Chapman

University's Annual Holiday Wassail Concert Airs for the Third Consecutive Year

on KCET




Burbank,

Calif. - Dec. 8, 2014 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public

television station serving Southern and Central California, will present a

series of festive holiday concerts for viewers to enjoy this month. 

The

KCET holiday music programs will begin on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. 
 

AROUND THE WORLD: THE CRANE CANDLELIGHT

CONCERT 2013

1 p.m.

The

Crane Chorus and Symphony Orchestra present a special holiday concert.  Featuring over 300 carolers and musicians

from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam,

the concert includes traditional Christmas and seasonal hymns along with

popular favorites.

 

ANDERSON UNIVERSITY'S CANDLES &

CAROLS 2013

2 p.m.

Anderson

University's annual Candles & Carols spotlights the talents of AU's Chamber

Orchestra and Chorale, the Men's Choir, the Women's Chorus, the Wind Ensemble,

the String Quartet and the Dance Ensemble. On a festively dressed stage, the

musicians perform orchestral pieces by Tchaikovsky and Corelli, popular holiday

arrangements and familiar carols.

 

HANDEL'S MESSIAH: A UNITED STATES NAVAL

ACADEMY TRADITION

3 p.m.

The

United States Naval Academy Glee Club, with members of the Annapolis Symphony

Orchestra and world-renowned guest soloists, create a unique performance of one

of the greatest choral works in Western music. This amazing event was recorded

inside the spectacular Chapel on the grounds of the Naval Academy in Annapolis,

MD.  This

program will repeat on Christmas Day at 2 p.m.

 

HOLIDAY HANDBELLS: THE RALEIGH

RINGERS     

4 p.m.

The

Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed community handbell choir based

in Raleigh, NC. The performance includes song selections from old yuletide

favorites to Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie

Brown Christmas
score and other sounds of the season.

 

51ST ANNUAL CHAPMAN

UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY WASSAIL CONCERT

8 p.m.

The production is

performed by more than 150 Chapman University singers and musicians from the

University's Women's Choir, University Choir, University Singers and The

Chapman Orchestra. Selections will be conducted by Stephen Coker, Angel

Vázquez-Ramos and Daniel Alfred Wachs. 
This

program will repeat on Christmas Day at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

 

JOSHUA BELL PRESENTS MUSICAL GIFTS

10 p.m.

In

celebration of his 2013 album release, world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell

welcomed cameras into his elegant Manhattan residence for a rare and intimate

concert. The salon style performance captures the warmth, beauty and magic of

the season and features a 10 song set list from his album, "Musical Gifts,"

including holiday standards, such as:  "An

Old-Fashioned Christmas" with opera star Renee Fleming, Jimmy Van

Heusen/Sammy Cahn's "The Secret of Christmas" with Michael Feinstein,

and a heartwarming rendition of "Silent Night" by the Young People's

Chorus of New York.  This program will repeat on Christmas Day at 3 p.m. 

 

 

ABOUT

KCET

On-air,

online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and

educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide

range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public

television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET

has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public

affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its

quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community

services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community

institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive

content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET

is a service of the KCETLink Media Group.

 

 


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