Do You Hear What We Hear?

Photo: Mykl Roventine

Photo: Mykl Roventine


Season 19: Episode 15

This week Tapestry reconsiders the Christmas carol in three different ways. 

There's the mysterious back-story of a beloved tune; a professional singer on what many consider the show-stopper of midnight mass; and a meditation on one tune fit for the midwinter blues of midlife.


Christmas_hass_thumb.jpgRebecca Hass is a mezzo soprano based in Victoria. She has first hand experience tackling the toughest of Chrismas time tunes: O Holy Night, officially known as Cantique de Noël. 

Christmas_richardson_thumb.jpgBill Richardson is an awarding-winning writer, lyricist and broadcaster. Recently, he moved to Winnipeg to care for his ailing father and reflects on his experience through the carol In the Bleak Midwinter. Bill is host with Classic 107.1. You can hear him in the afternoons on the radio, or by streaming his show online

Christmas_prpick_thumb.jpgSean Prpick is the CBC's long-time network producer in Regina. He brings us the curious backstory Do You Hear What I Hear. You may never listen to that tune the same way again.


Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.