Classical WNIU Holiday Specials

Throughout December and into the New Year, Classical WNIU provides the soundtrack to your holiday season. Each Sunday morning in December, Sunday Baroque's Suzanne Bona will play selections from a list of suggested recordings for holiday gift-giving for the classical music lover on your list. Listen for holiday favorites like the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, and the ever popular New Year’s Day from Vienna. Happy holidays from everyone at Classical WNIU!

  • Monday, Dec. 16 -- 9 a.m. – Winter Holidays Around the World with Bill McGlaughlin
  • Monday, Dec. 16 -- 5 p.m. – Winter Holidays Around the World with Bill McGlaughlin [encore broadcast]
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17 -- 9 a.m. – Welcome Christmas
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18 -- 9 a.m. – A Chanticleer Christmas
  • Thursday, Dec. 19 -- 9 a.m. – Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs
  • Friday, Dec. 20 -- 9 a.m. – Christmas with Madrigalia
  • Saturday, Dec. 21 -- 9 a.m. – The Messiah with the Rockford Choral Union
  • Saturday, Dec. 21 -- 7 p.m. – The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
  • Sunday, Dec. 22 -- 10 a.m. – A Baroque Christmas in the New World
  • Sunday, Dec. 22 -- 5 p.m. – Hanukkah Lights
  • Sunday, Dec. 22 -- 6 p.m. – Candles Burning Brightly
  • Sunday, Dec. 22 -- 7 p.m. – A Chanukah Celebration With Chicago A Cappella
  • Monday, Dec. 23 -- 9 a.m. – In Italia: A Renaissance Christmas
  • Monday, Dec. 23 -- 10 a.m. – Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Monday, Dec. 23 -- 7 p.m. – ENCORE! features the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Winter Wonderland concert
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 -- 9 a.m. – A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 -- 12 p.m. – Jonathan Winters' "A Christmas Carol"
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 -- 7 p.m. – St. Olaf Choir Christmas Festival
  • Thursday, Dec. 26 -- 9 a.m. – A Season’s Griot
  • Wednesday, Jan. 1 -- 10 a.m. – New Year’s Day from Vienna 2020

Support for holiday programming on Classical WNIU comes from Benassi Family Dentistry.