‘A Baylor Christmas’ shares holiday music from Waco all over the country
For half a century now, the combined choirs and orchestra of Baylor’s School of Music have heralded the arrival of Christmas with a joyful worship performance. This month, a remastered presentation of their Emmy-nominated and Telly Award-winning “A Baylor Christmas” production will air on stations across Texas and 23 other states.
During sold-out performances in 2018, KWTX Television captured the brilliant voices of the Baylor Combined Choirs who, along with the talented musicians in the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, resounded throughout Jones Concert Hall as they performed traditional favorites. All told, the production features the talent of more than 450 Baylor students and faculty, performing such favorites as “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” and “What Child Is This?”.
A full listing of stations airing “A Baylor Christmas” can be found here (check local listings for broadcast dates/times). And even if you’re not in one of the cities airing the special, you’ll still be able to view it on the Baylor YouTube channel; subscribe now and you’ll be notified when the complete program is available. While you’re waiting, check out this playlist of Christmas music from the McLane Carillon, past “A Baylor Christmas” recordings, and more.
(And for those wondering “Why is it the 2018 performance?” In recent years, KWTX has gone to an every-other-year schedule for recording and producing the broadcast, so this year should have been the debut of the 2020 performance — but COVID-19 threw a wrench in those plans last year. The good news: Baylor’s 2021 concert was recorded earlier this year and will be produced to make its broadcast premiere in December 2022.)
Sic ’em, Baylor music students!
[Looking for even more Baylor Christmas content? Check out Baylor’s free online Advent devotional and the School of Music’s “Countdown to Christmas,” with a new musical gift posted each day from Dec. 13 through Christmas.]