Each year in early December, the Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra come together to present a very special Holiday concert. Featuring over 300 carolers and musicians from the renowned Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, the concert includes traditional Christmas and seasonal hymns along with popular favorites. The Crane School of Music, part of The State University of New York at Potsdam, was founded in 1886 by Julia Crane and was one of the first institutions in the country to have programs dedicated to preparing specialists in teaching music in public schools. CraneÃ¯Â¾ï¿½s primary mission has always been to educate music teachers with an emphasis on excellence in performance.
- 2001 (broadcast 2002): A Very Special Holiday
- 2002 (broadcast 2003): Shining Bright
- 2003 (broadcast 2004): Holiday Lights
- 2004 (broadcast 2005): Winter Warmth
- 2005 (broadcast 2006): Season’s Songs
- 2006 (broadcast 2007): Holly and Ivy
- 2007 (broadcast 2008): The Gift of Giving
- 2008 (broadcast 2009): Family Traditions
- 2009 (broadcast 2010): Home and Hearth
- 2010 (broadcast 2011): December Wonderland
- 2011 (broadcast 2012): Yuletide Joy
- 2012 (broadcast 2013): Shimmering Lights
- 2013 (broadcast 2014): Around the World
- 2014 (broadcast 2015): Festive Celebration
Please note: WPBS is unable to sell copies of these concerts because of music rights.