Here & Now's Robin Young catches up with "Mr. Christmas": Ron Cohen, her former choir director at John F. Kennedy High School on Long Island. They listen to a selection of Christmas music from medieval times to the 20th century.
Music From The Segment
Isaac Watts, “Joy to the World,” performed by Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Chorale and RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Unknown, "O come, O come, Emmanuel," performed by the John F. Kennedy High School Choir and Glad
Piae Cantiones, "Gaudete," performed by The King's Singers
Tomás Luis de Victoria, "O Magnum Mysterium," performed by the Robert Shaw Festival Singers
Johann Sebastian Bach, "Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light," performed by Robert Shaw and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
George Frideric Handel, "For Unto Us A Child Is Born," performed by Marriner, Ameling, Reynolds, Langridge, Howell and the Academy and Chorus of St. Martin-in-the-fields
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Laudate Dominum," performed by Renee Fleming
Felix Mendelssohn, "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," from "It's A Wonderful Life"
Benjamin Britten, "This Little Babe," performed by the Choir of King's College (Cambridge)
This article was originally published on December 19, 2017.
This segment aired on December 19, 2017.