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Holiday Programs for Christmas Day

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Merry Christmas from Marfa Public Radio. Here's a rundown of our special programming for Christmas day.

10 AM, A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico 
- Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul’s Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group’s luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH.

11 AM,
 Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs – One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges — two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation — get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore presentation features the best works of the last several years. It’s a joyous celebration of the schools’ tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols.

3 PM, A Celtic Christmas - An hour-long holiday special featuring Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley and his charming tale “Parcel from America.” The program also features music from guitarist William Coulter, fiddler Deby Benton Grojean, and piper Todd Denman, as well as songs from Moira Smiley

6 PM, Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show - Clarence Fountain and his legendary gospel group have won four Grammy Awards in as many years. In this program, they present their own take on Christmas classics, along with some gospel favorites like “I’m a Soldier in the Army of the Lord.”

7 pm, All Songs Considered's Holiday Party -The guest list for this unforgettable night of music and tall tales included Kishi Bashi, Dan Deacon, Carrie Brownstein and Nellie McKay, with lots of holiday songs to keep everybody warm!