Holiday Programming

Listen Holiday Classics: Our all-holiday music stream. Available through January 1.

Tune in to Classical South Florida for holiday specials all season long. We'll be celebrating Chanukah, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more! Starting December 9, tune in for the Noontime Noel, featuring a different holiday special every weekday at noon until Dec. 23.


November 27

Autumn leaves

Giving Thanks with John Birge

With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. For 2014, two great poets join us at the table. We remember Maya Angelou, and she shares her Thanksgiving blessing and memories. Nikki Giovanni reads food poems from her new book, and recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college.

The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential

On WPBI News Help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid Table®, will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program.
Cantus

Thanksgiving with Cantus

Cantus, one of the premiere men's vocal ensembles, talk with host Alison Young about the holiday, music and food. This year's special presentation will focus on gratitude for nourishment and all that surrounds us.

November 30

Advent Wreath

Advent Voices

Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways.
Advent Wreath

Advent Voices

Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways.

December 11

December 12

Light and Gold: the Music of Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre is America's most popular composer today, and his choral works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. In this one-hour programs, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse and describes the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.

December 15

December 16

Candles Burning Brightly

Candles Burning Brightly®

A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.
Candles Burning Brightly

Candles Burning Brightly®

A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.

December 24

King's College

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.
King's College

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Past Programs