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A Chanticleer Christmas

A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media’s one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men’s choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries – from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.


Plainsong: "Corde natus ex parentis"
Komitas Vartabed: "Bazmutyunq"
Hans Leo Hassler: "Hodie Christus natus es"
Plainsong: "Alma redemptoris mater"
Tomas Luis de Victoria: "Alma redemptoris mater"
Anonymous: "Altissima luce col grande splendore"
Anonymous: "Stella nuova"


John Tavener: "A Christmas Round"
John Tavener: "Today the Virgin"
Pavel Chesnokov: "Spaseniye sodelal"
Sergei Rachmaninoff: "Slava v vyshnikh Bogu"
Traditional, (arr. D. Willcocks): "Quelle est cette odeur agreable"
Felix Mendelssohn, (arr. W. Llewellyn): "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing"
Traditional English, (arr. D. Willcocks): "I Saw Three Ships"
Healey Willan: "The Three Kings"


Brian Newhouse


Suzanne Schaffer


59:00 in three segments. There will be one floating internal 1-minute break.

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broadcast rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program two times before January 6, 2014. 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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