Christmas Around the Country: 2005

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Performance Today's annual tradition of holiday concerts from coast to coast continues in 2005 with a new lineup of performers around the nation.

This year's concert includes a piano version of 'The Nutcracker' from St. Paul.

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Performance Today's annual tradition of holiday concerts features a range of beautiful holiday music from a variety of sources: the Baltimore Consort from NPR's Studio 4A; the Empire Brass from Florida; Canticle from Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Chanticleer from Petaluma, Calif.

And for those on the lookout for an old classic, we offer a piano version of The Nutcracker from St. Paul, Minn., and a lavish Christmas Orchestral Overture from Champaign Urbana, Ill. The whole affair is hosted by Performance Today's Fred Child.

Music Performed in the Concert:

Morehouse College Glee Club

Trad. "Mary Had a Baby"

Trad. "Sing Noel"

Baltimore Consort

Trad. "Ding Dong Merrily on High"

Trad. "Ladies Delight"

Trad. "Wassail"

Trad. "Good King Wenceslas"

Canticle (a capella)

"Good King Wenceslas"

"Hodie Christus Natus Est"

Empire Brass

"The Holly and the Ivy"

Susato: "The Shepard's Dance"

Max Levenson (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from "The Nutcracker"

Chanticleer

"A Christmas Medley"

Sinfonia da Camera

Samuel Coleridge Taylor's "A Christmas Overture"

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