This weekend filled with local performances on Classical 101
If you're bemoaning the fact that you simply can't get to every holiday performance available in Central Ohio — fear not. Â Classical 101 have you covered. You have two choices Friday night. Christopher Purdy is your host for a live broadcast of Handel's Messiah from St. Joseph's Cathedral in Columbus. The Cathedral Choir performs Handel's masterpiece accompanied by members of the Columbus Symphony at 7 pm on Classical 101. I'll be with you Saturday morning beginning at 8 am with great classical music, including many of your holiday favorites. Â Beginning just after 11 am, you can hear Tchaikovsky's beloved Nutcracker with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic — always a holiday favorite! The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra broadcast at 1 pm showcases it's Seasonal Surprises concert from last December. Â Musica Celestis by Aaron Jay Kernis and a suite from Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti are among the featured works. Â ProMusica is holding it's second annual New Years Eve concert at the Southern Theatre at 8:30 pm. Continuing on Sunday, at 3:00 pm by Carols for Christmas, First Community Church's candlelight Christmas concert from 2011. Â The FCC Chamber Singers and Chancel Choir are joined by members of the Columbus Symphony for Bach's Magnificat, along with many seasonal favorites. Ronald J. Jenkins conducts. These are just a few highlights of the many great local performances to be heard on Classical 101 this holiday season! Â Complete listings are available our online schedule for Classical 101 as well as 89.7 NPR News.