'Holidays at Hendricks' concert to be broadcast on television, radio this month

“Holidays at Hendricks,” the annual Syracuse University holiday concert featuring the Hendricks Chapel Choir, Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, Hendricks Chapel Handbell Ringers and Syracuse University Organist Kola Owolabi, was held in SU’s Hendricks Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 2. Through a unique collaboration between SU and WCNY, the 90-minute concert will again be broadcast later this month by WCNY on both television and radio.

Broadcast times on television will be Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 23, at 4 p.m. on 24.4 (HD) and 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), at 10 p.m.

Broadcast times on radio will be Monday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), at 8 a.m.

The concert will also be broadcast on WPBS in Watertown on Dec. 23 at 2:30 p.m.

WCNY-TV is found on Channel 24 or Time Warner Channel 11, digital cable channels 850 and 853 and simulcast in SD 24.1 and HD 24.4. WCNY-FM (CLASSIC-FM) is found at 91.3 in Syracuse, 89.5 in Utica and 90.9 in Watertown.

During the concert, the three groups perform both individually and in combination. They are joined by Anna Petersen Stearns on oboe, Bill DiCosimo on piano, Willie Santiago on flute and Bruce Paulsen from WCNY-FM on voice. The Chapel Choir is directed by John Warren, the SU Brass Ensemble by James Spencer and the handbell ringers by Emily B. Cirillo.

The groups combine to perform “Sussex Carol” and “O Holy Night.” Community sing-alongs feature “Let It Snow!” and “Winter Wonderland.”

The Hendricks Chapel Choir performs “Hodie Christus Natus Est,” “In the Bleak Midwinter,” “Herrscher des Himmels,” “Ale Brider,” “Matko Najśwętsza” (performed in Polish), “The Christmas Song” and “Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King.”

The Brass Ensemble performs “Infant Holy,” “Fire in the Blood,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

The Handbell Ringers perform “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” “Ukrainian Bell Carol” and “Sleigh Ride.”

Owolabi performs “Noel X: Grand Jeu et Duo.”

Stearns and Owolabi perform “Concerto in Bb Major, Op. 7, No. 3.”

The concert closes with the traditional candle lighting and singing of “Silent Night.”

music from all major musical periods and often features new compositions commissioned by nationally known composers.

DVDs of the 2011 Holidays at Hendricks performance are available in the SU Bookstore.