Holiday Programs

Shorter days and colder nights offer a good reason to cozy up with Classical 94.5 WNED. With new specials and returning favorites Classical 94.5 WNED has a great selection of holiday-themed programming that is sure to bring cheer this season.


Advent WreathSunday, December 3, 4pm - 5pm
ADVENT VOICES
The Holidays can be hectic. Here’s an opportunity to pause and reflect, as host Lynne Warfel presents an hour of gorgeous, contemplative music related to the Advent season, the Christmas story, and its symbolism.

Tuesday, December 5, 1pm - 2pm
WELCOME CHRISTMAS
A perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premier choral groups. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries.


Thursday, December 7, 9pm – 10pm
AN EARLY AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
The Rose Ensemble’s celestial voices team up with a Baroque band to present this unique seasonal program of glorious 17th-century music from colonial North America, homely celebrations beside a wilderness.

baroque christmas in the new world
Friday, December 8, 1pm – 2pm
A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS IN THE NEW WORLD
In celebration of the Holiday season, A Baroque Christmas brings us music from 17th- and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia, including a cantata and three free-standing works by Sumaya — most of which comes from the only surviving manuscript in full-score in Sumaya's own hand.


Saturday, December 9, 10am
BROTHER HEINRICH’S CHRISTMAS
John Rutter’s delightful musical fable about the trials of writing a special Christmas Carol.

Sunday, December 10, 1pm – 3pm
MAKING A LIST 2017
Tired yet of all the seasonal music… well … just spent a few hours with Peter, the Bobs, Anna, -- and the rest of staff of Classical 94.5--, as they pick (among other pursuits) the best CDs of the past year. It’s time again for Making A List. This year again sponsored by Phillips Lytle LLP honoring Bob Greene for over 40 years of service to WNED and a lifetime of loving classical music.