WTTW announces new 2019 holiday programming

WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station, will present a variety of holiday specials and concerts as part of its 2019 holiday programming schedule throughout December.

This year’s lineup explores the backgrounds and celebrates the traditions of holidays all over the world, including performances and ensembles as well as specials that examine the contemporary customs of Christmas and Hanukkah.

Most WTTW content is available on WTTW11, wttw.com, and the PBS/WTTW video app. For complete descriptions and a program schedule, please visit wttw.com/schedule.



New WTTW specials on the 2019 holiday programming schedule include:

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir featuring Kristin Chenoweth
The Tabernacle Choir is joined by Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth for a Christmas tradition with music, dancing, and storytelling.
   Monday, December 16 from 9:00-10:00 pm
   Saturday, December 21 from 10:00-11:00 pm
   Tuesday, December 24 from 7:00-8:00 pm

The Magic of Christmas in Alsace
Explore how Christmas traditions are celebrated in villages of Alsace, France.
   Saturday, December 21 from 11:00-11:30 pm

Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Blessed Son of God
Join the Wheaton College choirs and ensembles for a selection of holiday music.
   Monday, December 23 from 9:00-10:00 pm
   Tuesday, December 24 from 10:00-11:00 pm

Christmas at Belmont
Hosts CeCe Winans and Michael W. Smith and Belmont University’s School of Music present carols, classics, world music, and lighthearted favorites.
   Monday, December 23 from 10:00-11:00 pm
   Tuesday, December 24 from 8:00-9:00 pm

St. Thomas Christmas: Comfort & Joy
The University of St. Thomas in Minnesota presents the fifth annual broadcast of its annual Christmas concert.
   Tuesday, December 24 from 9:00-10:00 pm

Christmas at St. Olaf: Ris’n with Healing in His Wings
This year’s program features “Gloria” by Andre J. Thomas with choirs, soloists, and orchestra in gospel style; and Christmas carols and choral anthems.
   Tuesday, December 24 from 11:00 pm-12:00 am

Classic Christmas with the Bach Festival Society
The Bach Festival Society in Winter Park, Florida performs Christmas hymns with its 175-voice choir, youth choir, and orchestra.
   Wednesday, December 25 from 12:00-1:00 am

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
Lucy Worsley discovers how Christmas is celebrated in contemporary times – from carols to mulled wine.
   Wednesday, December 25 from 7:00-8:00 pm

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2019
Mother Mildred and Nonnatus House team go to Outer Hebrides in response to a nursing shortage, where they try to keep up with the needs of the locals.
   Wednesday, December 25 from 8:00-9:30 pm
   Sunday, December 29 from 9:00-10:30 pm
   Tuesday, December 31 from 8:30-10:00 pm

Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve 2019 – Sondheim Celebration
The New York Philharmonic and vocalist Katrina Lenk celebrate the New Year with orchestral music from Stephen Sondheim.
   Tuesday, December 31 from 7:00-8:30 pm

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About WTTW
WTTW is the PBS member station in Chicago, committed to creating and presenting unique media content across distinct television and digital channels – WTTW11, WTTW Prime, WTTW Create/WTTW World, WTTW PBS Kids 24/7, wttw.com and the PBS/WTTW video app. Recognized for award-winning journalism and local productions such as Chicago Tonight, Chicago River Tour, Check, Please!, digital-first series Chefs Off the Clock, the original Urban Nature, and Foodphiles and national productions 10 That Changed America and Nature Cat, WTTW presents the very best in public affairs, arts and culture, nature and science, history and documentary, and children’s public media content. Connect with WTTW onFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Photo Call the Midwife 2019 Holiday Special

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