During the weeks leading up to December 25th, Classical WETA will present Christmas-inspired classical music as well as the best classical arrangements of Christmas carols. We'll feature world and nationally reknowned choral ensembles and dozens of instrumental and orchestral ensembles in beautiful arrangements of Christmas favorites.
In addition to the festive music throughout the daily playlist, we will also present a number of broadcast specials with musical celebrations from around the world. Tune in to Classical WETA with your friends and family throughout the holiday season for the best in classical holiday music!
Wednesday, December 24 at 7pm
Held in the candlelit chapel of King's College in Cambridge, this annual service marks the beginning of Christmas for many people around the world.Learn more on the BBC website →
Thursday, January 1 at 8pm
It has long been a Philharmonic tradition at the New Year to present a program consisting of the lively and at the same time nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the Johann Strauss family and its contemporaries. In this annual special, hear the hit tunes of the Strauss family and others -- polkas, gallops and waltzes, live from the Musikverein, on New Year's Day from Vienna.Learn more on Vienna Philharmonic website →