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Classical 101

Holiday Programing 2021

Sheet music and holiday lights
David Beale

The holidays are upon us! And that means lots of special music on Classical 101. This year you’ll enjoy some perennial favorites like Chanticleer, Lessons and Carols from King’s College and New Year’s Day from Vienna, along with some new programs and a chance to revel in the musical richness of the holidays in Columbus. And your local hosts have provided special holiday editions of some of your regular weekly favorite programs.

Check it out! And mark your calendar so you don’t miss your favorites.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Classical 101. We wish you the merriest of music!


Thursday, November 25

8 am Giving Thanks with guests Stanley Tucci and Naomi Shihab Nye

10 am Every Good Thing

11 am Seed and Soil: Thanksgiving with the American Sound hosted by Jennifer Hambrick


Thursday, December 2

8 pm Candles Burning Brightly with host Mindy Ratner

Christmas in Columbus

Sunday, December 5

1 pm A MiMO Christmas

Sunday, December 12

1 pm Christmas with Capital University Choirs

Sunday, December 19

1 pm CSO Holiday Pops 2021

Christmas specials

Saturday, December 18

3 pm Soulful Christmas

Monday, December 20

8 pm Welcome, Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21

8 pm Hygge Christmas

Wednesday, December 22

8 pm A Chanticleer Christmas

Thursday, December 23

8 pm All Is Bright

Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24

10 am A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols live from King’s College, Cambridge

12 pm A Chanticleer Christmas

7 pm Front Row Center: Christmas Edition

Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25

8 am St. Olaf Christmas Festival

12 pm Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

New Year’s Eve

Friday, December 31

7 pm Front Row Center: Special New Year’s Celebration

New Year’s Day

Saturday, January 1

11 am New Year’s Day from Vienna

All listings are subject to change.

Classical 101 Holiday music
Classical 101 Program Director Cheryl Dring moved to Columbus in 2016, having worked in public radio since college. With stops in Austin, Madison, Dayton, Sacramento, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana, she has seen much of the country through the lens of public radio and local arts.