Friday, December 13, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
Photo: Mykl Roventine
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.
Rebecca 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.
Bill 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
Sean 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.