Blanche Moyse, founder of the Brattleboro Music Center and New England Bach Festival, turned 100 in September. We’ll celebrate her centennial and the season with her 1987 New England Bach Festival performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
Starting at 8pm, it’s "Northern Lights" – Cheryl Willoughby’s annual
singing, dancing celebration of the winter solstice. At 9pm Joe Goetz’s "Christmas
Classics" visits several Scandinavian countries for a quiet,
snow-covered hour of choral music.
VPR’s Robert Resnik (1PM) and VPR Classical’s Cheryl Willoughby (9pm) share music to reflect on the past year and light the way to the next one. At 10pm, the Paul Winter Solstice Celebration from New York City.
VPR celebrates Thanksgiving with programs that help you prepare dinner, relax with traditional music, and reflect on the meaning of the holiday. And by the way – VPR is grateful to our listeners for your support throughout the year!
In the early days of our nation, July Fourth wasn’t an official holiday
at all. So
how did the Fourth become the holiest day on our secular calendar?
Listen to our special presentation of "Backstory with the American History Guys". Learn the story
of how Independence Day came to be what it is today.
Help is on the way for Thanksgiving!
Lynne Rosetto-Kasper, award-winning host of "The Splendid Table", will
be joined by a number of special guests as she takes your calls and
answers questions America is asking on the biggest cooking
day of the year. Listen at 11am on Thanksgiving Day