WFIT Holiday Specials
Spend the Holidays with WFIT 89.5 FM with some seasonal favorites.
Christmas Eve Sunday December 24 9:00pm
Paul Winter’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
Celebrate the Return of the Sun and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter’s Annual Winter Solstice Celebration. On the darkest night of the year, we head back to New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine to hear The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. The performance brings traditional holiday favorites and new sounds from around the world with special guests Fabiana Cozza, Gary Booker, Theresa Thomason, Paul McCandless, Eugene Freisen, the percussion troupe Forces of Nature.
Christmas Eve Sunday December 24 11:00pm
Christmas With Morehouse & Spelman Glee Clubs
One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation, get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols. Korva Coleman hosts.
Christmas Day Monday December 25 9:00am
NPR’s Tinsel Tales
This year a radio tradition continues with stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.
Christmas Day Monday December 25 12:00pm
All Songs Considered
Bob and Robin are kidnapped and taken to outer space! The adventures continue. And there will be music too.
Christmas Day Monday December 25 1:00pm
NPR Music presents Festivo Alt.Latino, a special holiday show. This musical performance also includes stories about holiday traditions and cultures. The many rich styles of Latino music will unite listeners through the joyful and trans-formative power of music. Hosted by Felix Contreras.
Christmas Day Monday December 25 2:00pm
Joy To The World: A Holiday In Pink
The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered’s Ari Shapiro.
Christmas Day Monday December 25 3:00pm
An Afro Blue Christmas
Here's a very special holiday concert with Howard University's premiere vocal ensemble Afro Blue, and special guest pianist Cyrus Chestnut. The a-cappela group performs a variety of holiday songs including African-American spirituals, jazz and pop tunes, and classical repertoire. The joyous celebration includes one of a kind arrangements on traditional holiday songs plus new compositions... music perfect for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. Hosted by Michele Norris.
New Year’s Eve Sunday December 31 9:00pm
Toast Of The Nation
An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s. Its festive jazz you can party to, anytime. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment is hosted by Christian McBride. We’ll a NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert with John Scofield’s Uber Jam Band. Dayme Arocena at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Terence Blanchard the Tri City Jazz Festival In Cleveland, The Herlin Riley Quintet From Jazz At Lincoln Center and Blue Note 2017/2018 Toast of the Nation Encores.