• ‘A Baylor Christmas’ takes holiday music from Waco nationwide

    "A Baylor Christmas" being performed in Jones Concert Hall

    For well over 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 newly produced version of the award-winning “A Baylor Christmas” will make its national broadcast premiere, airing on 80+ stations across 28 states.

    Last December, Gray Media Group and 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 400 Baylor students and faculty, performing such favorites as “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night.”

    [SEE a full listing of stations airing “A Baylor Christmas” (and dates/times, where available)]

    Good news: 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 2021 performance?” In recent years, KWTX has gone to an every-other-year schedule for recording and producing the broadcast. The 2021 performance is making its debut this holiday season, and will air again next year; the 2023 show will then be recorded to air in 2024 and 2025, etc.)

    Sic ’em, Baylor music students!