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This season, tune in for holiday favorites as part of the regular schedule as well as special additions.
Friday, Dec. 2–“Magnificats in the Morning,” 9 a.m.-noon CT. NET Radio’s annual broadcast of musical settings in the words of Mary begins Dec. 2 and airs at various times through the month during “Morning Concert” with William Stibor.
Saturday, Dec. 3–“A New Orleans Jazz Christmas,” 8-10 p.m. CT. A special featuring holiday jazz from “way down yonder” in New Orleans
Sunday, Dec. 4–“Nebraska Concerts,” 1-3 p.m. CT. Presenting “A Nebraska Brass Christmas” and “Christmas and All That Jazz,” featuring the Nebraska Brass and the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, Dec. 10–“A Jazzy Christmas,” 8-10 p.m. CT. Featuring vocal and instrumental jazz for the season
Sunday, Dec. 11–“Nebraska Concerts,” 1-3 p.m. CT. Presenting “Star of the East,” by Lincoln’s Dulces Voces, the Lincoln Early Music Consort and lutenist Kenneth Be, as well as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) “Cocoa & Carols: Yuletide Family Festival” from December 2009
Saturday, Dec. 17–“A Hipster’s Holiday,” 8-10 p.m. CT. Featuring vocal jazz and “A Brave Combo Christmas” with holiday music from this contemporary polka band
Sunday, Dec. 18–“Nebraska Concerts,” 1-3 p.m. CT. Presenting “Dawn of Redeeming Grace,” featuring The Abendmusik Chorus, The Plymouth Brass, The Plymouth Ringers, pianist Jack Rinke and harpist Robin Purchas, as well as more songs from UNL’s “Cocoa & Carols: Yuletide Family Festival”; “The Verge,” 7-9 p.m. CT.
A “confusion of music” for Solstice, Hanukkah and Christmas
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Wednesday, Dec. 28–music celebrating Hanukkah.
Wednesday, Dec. 21–“Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Music,” 2-3 p.m. CT. Leonard Slatkin conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in holiday favorites
Thursday, Dec. 22–“The Rose Ensemble La Nochebuena: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas,” 11 a.m.-noon CT. A retelling of the Christmas story
Friday, Dec. 23–“Handel’s Messiah,” 10 a.m.-noon CT;  “Hodie: A Christmas Cantata,” noon-1 p.m. CT. Music from the late British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams; “A Chanticleer Christmas,” 1-2 p.m. CT. Celebrate the season with the 12-voice San Francisco-based men’s choir; “Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker,” 2-4 p.m. CT. Music from the ballet favorite
Saturday, Dec. 24–“A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” 9-11 a.m. CT. A live broadcast from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England; “Echoes of Christmas,” noon-1 p.m. CT. The Dale Warland Singers; “Welcome Christmas,” 3-4 p.m. CT. Music by the Minneapolis-based VocalEssence choir; “A Charlie Brown/Charles Brown Christmas,” 8-10 p.m. CT. Featuring songs and music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and holiday songs from singer and pianist Charles Brown
Sunday, December 25–“St. Olaf Christmas Festival,” 8-10 a.m. CT.  Hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections; “A Chanticleer Christmas,” 10-11 a.m. CT; Nebraska Concerts,” 1-3 p.m. CT; Presenting “Deck the Halls,” by Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, featuring mezzo-soprano Adrienne Dickson and the students of Lincoln Suzuki Talent Education Incorporated; “Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Music,” 3-4 p.m. CT; “Handel’s Messiah,” 7-9 p.m. CT.
Monday, Dec. 26 – Saturday, Dec. 31–“Bach Christmas Oratorio,” 9:30-10 p.m. CT Parts 1-5
Friday, Dec. 30–
“Capitol Steps Politics Takes a Holiday,” 6:30-7 p.m. CT. Music and political satire from a Washington D.C.-based troupe of Congressional staffers turned songwriters
Saturday, Dec. 31–“A New Year’s Jazz Party,” 8-10 p.m. CT. A jazzy way to ring in 2012
Sunday, Jan. 1–“The Verge,” 7-9 p.m. CT. “A New Year’s Dance Party”
Monday, Jan. 2–“Bach Christmas Oratorio,” 9:30-10 p.m. CT
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