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KPBS Holiday Programming

Great Performances: Sting: A Winter’s Night

Airs Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Great Performances: Sting: A Winter’s Night

Airs Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Durham Cathedral, beautifully lit at night, England.

Courtesy of Sting/Deutsche Grammophon

Graphic cover of the album "STING: If On A Winter's Night..."

Following his international success with "Songs from the Labyrinth," featuring the music of Elizabethan composer John Dowland, rock and pop superstar Sting welcomes the holidays with an atmospheric musical celebration of winter -- days of solitude and reflection, as well as re-birth and festivity.

Recorded on location at the Durham Cathedral near his hometown of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern England, this program conjures the moods and spirits of the season with a diverse collection of songs, carols and lullabies spanning the centuries.

Also featured are a few new songs as well as Sting's interpretation of classical favorites.

GREAT PERFORMANCES is on Facebook. Sting is on Facebook, and you can follow @OfficialSting on Twitter. Durham Cathedral is on Facebook.

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Sting: If On A Winter's Night

Above: "If on a Winter's Night" presents an arc of songs that conjure the season of spirits, the eerie silences of the snow; days of solitude and reflection for some, a time of re-birth and celebration for many. Sting's album was released October 26, 2009. http://www.sting.com/

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Video Excerpt: Sting: A Winter's Night: Live from Durham Cathedral 2009

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