Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Eighth Annual Christmas Concert from Norway Broadcast in the U.S.

I love this time of year for so many reasons. Everyone is in a cheerful mood, despite the weather turning colder and the days darker, the world is adorned in colorful decorations that are straight out of a child's dream, and I get to share in the holiday cheer with my family and loved ones .

What I love most about this time of year, though, is the music. Ever since I was a child I've loved Christmas music, especially the traditional music of carols. Songs like Little Drummer Boy, O Holy Night, The First Noel, etc. always bring warm and welcome memories from the past.

That's why it's so exciting to announce the 2011 Christmas Concert from Norway! For the eighth year in a row the Vang church in Hamar, Norway is the home of a beautiful musical broadcast that brings together world-renowned singers and musicians to perform a concert of traditional holiday and classical music! This year, thanks to PBS and Public Broadcasting channels across America, millions of Americans will be taken into the historic church for this glorious musical event.

Viewers will be treated to an American Christmas music medley, works by Handel, Vivaldi, Morricone, Piazzolla and a number of traditional Norwegian songs. In addition, Princess Martha Louise, will host this year's concert and share Christmas memories from her childhood.

The concert is being broadcast in a number of cities throughout the U.S., like New York, Minneapolis, Miami, San Diego and more! I've included a broadcast schedule below, but if you don't see your city listed then make sure to check with your PBS station to see if they will be broadcasting the event. 

New York WLIW 21       
Sun. Dec. 25  10:00 AM

Los Angeles KCET  28         
Sat. Dec. 24    2:00 PM
Chicago WTTW 11         
Sat. Dec. 24   9:30 PM
San Francisco KRCB 22          
Tues. Dec. 20    9:00 PM

Washington WETA 26         
Sun. Dec. 25    2:00 PM
Phoenix KAET  8           
Fri. Dec. 23   11:00 PM                                              

Tampa WUSF 16         
Sat. Dec. 24    4:00 PM
Minneapolis KTCA 2            
Sat. Dec. 24    8:00 PM
Miami WLRN 17        
 Sat. Dec, 24    8:00 PM
Cleveland WEAO 49         
Sat. Dec. 24    8:00 PM

Orlando WDSC 15         
Fri. Dec. 23     8:00 PM
Raleigh Durham UNCMX           
Sat. Dec. 17    9:00 PM

San Diego KPBS  11         
Thurs. Dec. 22    11:00 PM

1 comment:

Andy said...

I'm looking for a set list from this concert, one song specifically. I had never heard it before but I'd like to hear it again. :)