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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Radio programming offers break from commercial Christmas fare

the Inland Register

(From the Dec. 18, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)

The Diocese of Spokane is underwriting Christmas programming at KPBX, Spokane’s public radio station, 91.1-FM

Programming offerings this year include: Dec. 19: 11 a.m.: A Great Miracle Happened Here. A Chanukah conversation between Rabbi Ismar Schorsch and Larry Josephson, mixed with music of the holiday.

Dec. 20: 1 p.m.: Fascinatin’ Rhythm: Songs of Christmas, from the golden age of American song.

Dec. 21: 3 p.m.: Thistle and Shamrock’s program of Irish and Celtic music is dedicated to tunes of the season.

Dec. 22: 11 a.m.: A Vermont Christmas, with Counterpoint, an 11-member choral ensemble, performing in Burlington. Repeats Dec. 25 at 4 p.m.

Dec. 23: 8 p.m.: Treasured Classics Christmas, with festive music from around the world.

Dec. 24
• 9 a.m.: Handel’s Messiah, recorded live from Symphony Hall in Boston.
• 10 a.m.: Performance Today presents its annual “Christmas Around the Country” concert recap.
• 11 a.m.: Holiday Pops: Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.
• Noon: Chanukah Lights, with readings of stories that explore the meaning of the Jewish feast of Chanukah
• 7 p.m.-midnight: Christmas in Spokane, highlights of Spokane-area Christmas concerts.

Dec. 25
• Midnight-2 a.m.: St. Olaf Christmas Festival, from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. A capella choral works, traditional and modern.
• 9 a.m.: Christmas with More-house and Spelman Glee Clubs, presenting a mix of spirituals, carols and sacred texts.
• 6 p.m.: Jonathan Winters performs A Christmas Carol.
• 7 p.m.: Record Shelf: Hallelujah, Take One, featuring great moments from Handel’s Messiah.
• 10 p.m.: Jazz Piano Christmas: In Concert at the Kennedy Center, with keyboard and vocal interpretation of holiday standards.

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