Festival of Carols National Television Broadcast

Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair was broadcast coast-to-coast throughout December 2017. This marked a first for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir!

Celebrate the season with the one-hour, special television broadcast of Festival of Carols with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair.

Recorded live in performance at The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana in December 2015, the hour-long broadcast also features the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the North Central High School Counterpoints as part of our “Spotlight Choir” educational initiative.

Click here for a 30-second preview of what’s in store. And click here to watch online.

For information about this broadcast being carried in your community, contact your local public television station. All listings below presumed to be accurate and stated in local time.

Update: Thank You!

Following a smashingly successful series of broadcasts in December 2017 – our first step into national television broadcasts of our programming – we are pleased to share the following report with all who made it possible. It is only with your continued generosity that the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is able to serve our local community and the overall choral art form. Thank you for so generously supporting the Symphonic Choir.

Fast Facts:

  • Broadcast 336 times across the nation in December 2017
  • Reached 79.21% of the country
  • Was carried in 42 of the top 50 markets (19 of the top 20, and 10 of the top 10)

The broadcast reached the following areas (noted in blue):

 

 

 

 

 

And, the following two charts denote the time of day and the day of the week that the broadcasts were carried:

Mailbag! Just a few of the comments from across North America:

  • “After traveling back from Cincinnati for Christmas I finally had a chance to watch your Christmas special which aired on our local PBS outlet here in Atlanta. BRAVO! …Now that I have found your organization I will look forward to hearing more from you in the future.” – Greg (Georgia)
  • “Congratulations! You have undoubtedly made your musical mark in Indianapolis and beyond. Thank you!” – Michael (North Carolina)
  • “Hello from frigid Canada and season’s greetings! I just finished watching a Christmas program with you and the Indiana Symphony in which you conducted Carmen Dragon’s arrangement of O Holy Night. I was thrilled to hear it as I still have the original LP Carmen Dragon recorded with the Hollywood Bowl! It’s one incredible arrangement and thank you for including it in your program.” – Peter (Canada)
  • “Just wanted to let you know that I’m in Winter Haven, Florida… I’m thoroughly enjoying this. Kudos.” – Amy (Florida)
  • “Thank you for such a thrilling and overwhelming encounter.” – Joseph (Virginia)

New York City | WNET | Mon, Dec 4, 9pm
New York City | NJTV | Sun, Dec 24, 10pm
Los Angeles | KOCE | Sun, Dec 24, 11pm & Mon, Dec 25, 3pm (SoCal2)
Los Angeles | KVCR | Sat, Dec 16, 6pm
Los Angeles | KCET | Sat, Dec 23, 9pm & Mon, Dec 25, 9am (KCETLink)
Chicago | WTTW | Sun, Dec 24, 5pm & Sun, Dec 25, 3am
Chicago | WYIN | Mon, Dec 25, 7pm
Dallas | KERA | Sun, Dec 24, 5pm
Philadelphia | WLVT | Tues, Dec 19, 9pm
Philadelphia | WHYY | Mon, Dec 25, 2pm
Washington, D.C. | WHUT | Sun, Dec 24, 11am
Atlanta | WPBA | Sat, Dec 23, 10pm
Atlanta | GPB | Mon, Dec 25, 1am
Houston | KUHT | Sun, Dec 24, 1am
San Francisco | KQED | Sun, Dec 10, 9pm (LIFE) & Mon, Dec 11, 3am (LIFE)
San Francisco | KRCB | Mon, Dec 25, 9pm
Boston | WGBH | Sun, Dec 24, 6pm (WGBX44)
Boston | NHPBS | Sun, Dec 24, 7pm (Explore)
Seattle | KCTS | Sun, Dec 24, 3pm
Tampa | WEDU | Mon, Dec 25, 1pm
Detroit | WTVS | Thurs, Dec 21, 11pm & Fri, Dec 22, 4:30am
Minneapolis | TPT | Sun, Dec 24, 7pm & Mon, Dec 25, 1am (TPTLife)
Miami | WPBT | Sun, Dec 24, 11pm
Denver | KRMA | Sun, Dec 17, 11pm
Orlando | WUCF | Sun, Dec 24, 2pm
Orlando | WEFS | Wed, Dec 20, 8pm; Sun, Dec 24, 9pm; Mon, Dec 25, 7am
Orlando | WDSC | Mon, Dec 25, 5pm
Cleveland | WEAO | Sun, Dec 17, 5pm; Sun, Dec 24, 5pm (Fusion); Mon, Dec 25, midnight
St. Louis | KETC | Sun, Dec 24, 10pm
Portland | OPB | Tues, Dec 19, 11pm; Mon, Dec 25, 9am (OPB+)

Pittsburgh | WQED | Sun, Dec 24, 3pm
Baltimore | MPT | Sat, Dec 23, 10:30pm
Nashville | Sun, Dec 24, 10pm
Indianapolis | WFYI | Thurs, Dec 21, 8pm; Sun, Dec 24, 2pm; Sun, Dec 24, 8pm (WFYI3)
Bloomington, IN | WTIU | Sun, Dec 3, 8pm; Tues, Dec 5, 9:30pm; Sun, Dec 17, 7pm; Mon, Dec 25, 12:30pm
Muncie | WIPB | Thurs, Dec 14, 10pm & Sun, Dec 24, 11pm
Salt Lake City | KUEN | Sun, Dec 10, 8pm
Salt Lake City | KUED | Sun, Dec 24, 6pm
San Antonio | KLRN | Sun, Dec 24, 11pm
Hartford | CPTV | Sun, Dec 24, 7pm (Spirit)
Kansas City | KCPT | Thurs, Dec 21, 9pm
Harrisburg, PA | WITF | Thurs, Dec 14, 12pm
Columbus | WOSU | Sun, Dec 24, 3pm
Columbus | WOUB | Fri, Dec 8, 9pm
Cincinnati | WPTO |Sat, Dec 8, 8pm; Sun, Dec 10; 2am & 4pm; Sun, Dec 10, 1pm & 8pm (14Prime); Mon, Dec 11, 7am & 4pm (14Prime); Wed, Dec 13, 3am (14Prime)
Sacramento | KVIE | Mon, dec 25, 12pm (KVIE2)
Milwaukee | MilPBS | Sun, Dec 24, 9pm (WMVT)
West Palm | WXEL | Sun, Dec 24, 4pm
Greenville/Spartansburg | SCETV | Sun, Dec 24, 5pm, Sun, Dec 24, 8pm (SCC); Tues, Dec 26, 6am (ETV)
Las Vegas | KLVX | Sun, Dec 24, 12pm & Sun, Dec 24, 10pm (Jackpot)
Oklahoma City | OETA | Sat, Dec 9, 8pm; Sat, Dec 23, 9pm (OKLA); Sun, Dec 24, 7pm (OKLA)
Jacksonville | WJCT | Mon, Dec 18, 11pm
Grand Rapids | WGVU | Mon, Dec 25, 9am
Birmingham | APT | Sun, Dec 24, 4pm
Albuquerque | KNME | Mon, Dec 18, 7pm (KNMD) & Sun, Dec 24, 9pm (KNMD)
Albuquerque | KNEW | Sun, Dec 10, 10am (3-2); Sat Dec 18, 8pm (3-2); Mon, Dec 25, 9pm (main)