Posted on November 16, 2020

All Classical Portland is your soundtrack for the season! Cozy up to the radio and share in the magic of the holiday season with our special programming.

Listen locally on 89.9 FM or worldwide via our online stream!


Gratitude Program

Thanksgiving Gratitude Program
November 26, 11am PT; Rebroadcast at 5pm PT

Join us on Thanksgiving Day as we share messages of thanks and love from our community, and express our appreciation for YOU, our listeners! Click here to listen to the Thanksgiving Gratitude Program on demand.

ICAN Holiday
December 1 through January 6th

The International Children’s Arts Network (ICAN) is celebrating winter with special 24-hour holiday programming through heartwarming stories, poems, and music. The Cinnamon Bear radio show will air everyday in December at 12pm and again at 6pm. Children will also learn about the Winter Solstice, Saint Lucia’s Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and traditions from around the world while enjoying holiday favorites like the Nutcracker and classic carols. icanradio.org

ICAn Holiday
Holiday Singalong

Holiday Sing-along!
December 20, 12pm PT

Go ahead, sing along with your radio! With our friends at the Portland Opera, we’ve recorded some amazing holiday classics for you.

Portland Baroque Orchestra's Messiah
December 20, 7pm PT

Guest director and harpsichordist Desmond Earley led PBO and Cappella Romana in this 2018 production of Handel’s Messiah. Guest soloists include Miriam Allan, soprano; Laura Beckel Thoreson, mezzo-soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; William Gaunt, bass-baritone. Hallelujah!

PBO Handel's Messiah
festival of Carols

Festival of Carols
December 21- 25

This year, we’ve extended the joy: experience five full days of beautiful, warm holiday music, all curated by our Director of Music and Programming, John Pitman.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College Cambridge
 December 24, 7am PT

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is the Christmas Eve service held in King’s College Chapel. It was first broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world. Join All Classical Portland in this annual tradition!

Nine Lessons and Carols
Classical Countdown

Classical Countdown
December 31st, 7am - midnight PT

The winning selections of the Classical Countdown will begin to air at 7am, counting down to the number one favorite piece at midnight on New Year’s Eve. “Honorable mentions” will air on New Years Day. Vote now for your favorite pieces of music!

Vienna New Year's Day Concert
January 1st, 8am PT

The 2021 Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert takes place on January 1, 2021, under the baton of Riccardo Muti in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. After 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, and 2018, this year’s concert will mark the 6th time that Riccardo Muti, whose close musical partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic has now extended nearly 50 years, conducts this prestigious concert event. The 2021 New Year’s Concert will be broadcast in over 90 countries and followed by as many as 50 million television viewers around the world.

Vienna New Years Concert
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