Make WCRB Your Home for the Holidays

Throughout December, make WCRB your home for festive cheer, in musical form!

Saturday, December 1

7:30-10:30pm: Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Bach's epic Christmas Oratorio, live from Symphony Hall.

Sunday, December 9

7-9pm: In Concert with Rockport Music, presenting Cantus - the renowned vocal ensemble celebrates the holidays in "Three Tales of Christmas," with songs both timeless and new.

9pm-midnight: On WCRB's Voices, John Eliot Gardiner conducts a star-studded cast in Berlioz's powerful setting of the treachery beneath the surface of the Christmas story.

Monday, December 10

8:00-10:30pm: Andris Nelsons leads the BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Bach's epic Christmas Oratorio, in an encore broadcast from Symphony Hall.

Sunday, December 16

7-10pm: In Concert with Boston Baroque - Handel's Messiah. Hear the perennial favorite with Boston Baroque led by Martin Pearlman.

Saturday, December 22

8-10pm: Enjoy a classic recording of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa in Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker."

Sunday, December 23

7-9pm: In Concert with the Boston Pops - Holiday Pops! It's that time of year again! Hear Keith Lockhart lead the Boston Pops in holiday favorites.

Monday, December 24

Throughout the day and into the night, join us for seasonal favorites, plus traditional carols from throughout the centuries and around the world.

7-10pm: In Concert with Boston Baroque - Handel's Messiah. Hear the perennial favorite with Boston Baroque led by Martin Pearlman.

Tuesday, December 25

Our festive blend of classical holiday favorites and new discoveries continues, with a these highlights:

1-3pm: Handel's Messiah - hear Handel's masterpiece in a newly-remastered recording featuring Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

8-10:30pm: A special presentation of The Bach Hour - Bach's Christmas Oratorio, hosted by Brian McCreath.

Tuesday, December 31

7pm-midnight: Ring in the New Year with WCRB! Waltz your way into 2019.

Looking for continuous holiday music? Visit for three different 24-hour streams, filled with the most beautiful classical holiday music, produced by the WCRB team.