Airs Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 4:00 AM on 90.3 WCPN
A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate, with Kathy Mattea is a festive celebration of holiday music—from one of the most magnificent acoustic venues in the country! A Carolina Christmas features soloists and large ensembles performing a rich variety of songs, including sacred music of the season, African-American spirituals, Celtic jigs and folk favorites. Center stage is the rich voice and warm spirit of two-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Kathy Mattea, singing fresh arrangements from her Grammy award-winning holiday album Good News. Ms. Mattea is accompanied by the Carolinas’ premiere choral ensemble, VOX, as well as the Baroque/Celtic trio The Beggar Boys. This special musical offering provides a rich vocal experience to be enjoyed throughout the 12 days of Christmas.
The concert comes to you from the extraordinary Banquet Hall of Biltmore Estate, America’s largest private home, built by George Vanderbilt more than 100 years ago. First opened to friends on Christmas Eve 1895, this French Renaissance chateau is one of the nation’s most cherished landmarks and most-visited tourist destinations. Listeners from coast-to-coast will revel in this fresh holiday offering of beautiful music in a superb setting.