One of the highlights of our live broadcast schedule each holiday season, Christmas With Cantus has a new twist this year.
These eight gentlemen have woven together a kind of radio-theater version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi. You'll hear plenty of familiar holiday music, but in places these songs come to support the stories like a movie score.
So set a bowl of popcorn near your radio or favorite digital device and enjoy! Oh, and I'd appreciate a word of silent support for the debut of the narrator of these stories. That would be me. A rookie joining these golden-throated pros!
This holiday special airs at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, on Classical MPR.