Kresta in the Afternoon – December 16, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Special Presentation: A Deeper Look at O Emmanuel (full hour)

  • Description: The seasons of Advent and Christmas instill us with expectancy, wonder and great hope. This fall we spent some time with composer JJ Wright, taking a look at how his O Emmanuel choral work can serve as a guide to Advent. He returns today for a special two-hour program as we dive deeper into his work.
  • Segment Guests:
    • JJ Wright
      JJ Wright is a GRAMMY award-winning pianist, conducter and composer. As a member of the US Naval Academy band, he played for foreign dignitaries and high-ranking officials. He holds a masters of Sacred Music from Notre Dame and is working on his doctorate. He is currently studying at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome and interning with the Sistene Chapel Choir. Visit
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    • O Emmanuel

      Christmas Music at Its Very Best

      Take a journey into the heart of Christmas with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer J.J. Wright, the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, and Fifth House Ensemble. With creative renditions of traditional Advent and Christmas songs, O Emmanuel, features the harmonious blend of angelic children’s voices, a jazz piano trio, adult vocal soloists, and talented instrumentalists to create an unforgettable listening experience. O Emmanuel, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Albums chart, will quickly become a Christmas favorite. (learn more)

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