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Programs A Chanticleer Christmas

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Celebrate the season with song! Brian Newhouse hosts this one-hour program of a cappella holiday favorites, new and old, presented live in concert by Chanticleer, the superb 12-man choral ensemble known as "an orchestra of voices."

New for 2019


Brian Newhouse

Brian Newhouse is the Managing Director of Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media's classical programming, including SymphonyCast, Performance Today, Pipedreams, and the national 24-hour service, Classical 24. He holds degrees in voice and English from Luther College, and has been a soloist with the Dale Warland Singers, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and an Artist-in-Residence at the Oregon Bach Festival. He won a Peabody Award for writing the radio documentary "The Mississippi: River of Song." He's the author of the memoir, "A Crossing." And he hosts the Friday night live broadcasts of the Minnesota Orchestra heard regionally on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. He and his family live in St. Paul.


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Preview audio available: November 26, 2019
Playlist available: December 18, 2019
Promo spot available: December 18, 2019
Program and rundown available: December 18, 2019


Broadcast Window

December 18, 2019 - January 6, 2020, with multiple airings permitted.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 7, 2020. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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