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Following 37 years of tradition, High Plains Public Radio again offers listeners across the High Plains an entire schedule of wonderful Christmas programing of music, word and memories from across centuries of Christmas traditions. Each of the programs is profiled below and are listed in order of nearest to broadcast time. In many cases these profiles include links to further information, playlists, printed programs and options to listen anytime on-line. We at HPPR wish you a Merry Christmas, a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. And we hope these program offerings add to your enjoyment, reflections and memories.

Carols and Cheer: Sunday, Dec 20 at 12 pm CT

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Artistic director Matthew Culloton of The Singers and host Scott Blankenship present an hour of holiday music for everybody. The program includes holiday favorites from The Singers' repertoire mixed together with music from the Great American Songbook as well, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Ella Fitzgerald. Plus Steve Heitzig's "Little Tree" and the music of modern choral ensembles like Pentatonix and The King Singers.

Tune in on Wednesday 12/25 at 11 am CT.

Playlist

Traditional: arr. Culloton: Sussex Carol - The Singers - MN Choral Artists

Traditional: arr. Culloton: Kling, no klokka: - The Singers - MN Choral Artists

Traditional: arr, C. Jennings: Go Tell It On The Mountain - The Singers - MN Choral Artists

Anderson: Sleigh Ride - Mel Torme

Berlin: Snow from "White Christmas" - Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Trudy Stevens

Martin & Blane: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald

Pierpont: Jingle Bells - Frank Sinatra

Bernard & Smith: Winter Wonderland - The Andrews Sisters

Cahn & Styne: Let It Snow - Dean Martin

Heitzig: Little Tree - The Singers with Min Kim, harp

Beckstrand: So Gracious Is The Time - The Singers with Min Kim, harp

Traditional: O Come, All Ye Faithful - Take 6

Torme: The Christmas Song - Pentatonix

Berlin: White Christmas - The King's Singers

Gruber & Mohr, arr. Paulus: Silent Night - The Singers

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Matthew Culloton, founding artistic director and conductor of The Singers

Founded in 2004, The Singers organization is dedicated to giving world-class performances of the finest choral literature. The Singers, a professional choir of 40 members, exists to serve as artists, educators, and advocates of the choral art. Recognized nationally for their innovative programming, commitment to new music, and peerless artistic quality, The Singers made their debut at the renowned Ravinia Festival in June 2013, and have made subsequent returns in 2014, 2015, and 2016.