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!

  • Sunday, Dec. 2 -- 5 p.m. – Hanukkah Lights
  • Sunday, Dec. 2 -- 6 p.m. – Candles Burning Brightly
  • Sunday, Dec. 2 -- 7 p.m. – A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago Acapella
  • Monday, Dec. 17 -- 10 a.m. – Welcome Christmas
  • Monday, Dec. 17 -- 11 a.m. – Winter Holidays Around the World with Bill McGlaughlin
  • Monday, Dec. 17 -- 5 p.m. – Winter Holidays Around the World with Bill McGlaughlin [encore broadcast]
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18 -- 10 a.m. – A Chanticleer Christmas
  • Wednesday, Dec. 19 -- 10 a.m. – Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs
  • Wednesday, Dec. 19 -- 11 a.m. – Christmas with Madrigalia
  • Thursday, Dec. 20 -- 10 a.m. – The Messiah with the Rockford Choral Union
  • Friday, Dec. 21 -- 10 a.m. – In Italia: A Renaissance Christmas
  • Friday, Dec. 21 -- 11 a.m. – Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • Friday, Dec. 21 -- 7 p.m. – The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
  • Sunday, Dec. 23 -- 10 a.m. – A Baroque Christmas in the New World
  • Monday, Dec. 24 -- 9 a.m. – A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols
  • Monday, Dec. 24 -- 4 p.m. – WNIU’s A Christmas Carol
  • Monday, Dec. 24 -- 5 p.m. – St. Olaf Choir Christmas Festival
  • Monday, Dec. 24 -- 7 p.m. – ENCORE! features the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Winter Wonderland concert
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26 -- 10 a.m. – A Season’s Griot
  • Tuesday, Jan. 1 -- 10 a.m. – New Year’s Day from Vienna 2019

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