WSHU Holiday Programs

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WSHU is bringing you a wide selection of special programs this holiday season, including music and thoughts for Hanukkah; songs, carols and stories for Christmas; music for Kwaanza and the political satire of the Capitol Steps.

On behalf of all of us at WSHU, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a peaceful, happy new year.

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

A performance of Handel's much adored oratorio is led by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Manfred Honeck and features a cast of guest vocalists with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

Monday, December 25
1 p.m. 
 3 p.m.
WSHU-FM or via streaming

A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico

Nov 22, 2017
Marco Borggreve

Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the Renaissance. 

Wednesday, December 20
9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, December 29
9 p.m. – 10 p.m.

WSHU-FM or via streaming

Politics Takes A Holiday!

Nov 22, 2017

Put down those indictments, Robert Mueller – if you’re hoping Paul Manafort will sing like a canary, all you have to do is tune in to the Capitol Steps year-end edition of Politics Takes a Holiday. You might even pick up some classified secrets as he joins the Donald to sing I’m So Indicted.

Now is your chance to finally enjoy the headlines you were too scared to read.  After all, the Capitol Steps won’t tell you what to think, but they will tell you what rhymes with Papadopoulos.

New Year's Day From Vienna

Nov 22, 2017
Ronald Zak / AP

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more – a festive way to start off the New Year.

Monday, January 1
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All WSHU frequencies and streams

A Season's Griot 2017

Nov 22, 2017
Courtesy of PRI

This one-hour celebration in story and song is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual special captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.

Tuesday, December 26
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WSHU-FM or via streaming