Celebrating The Songs Of The Season With Our Favorite Choir Director

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Ron Cohen, Robin Young’s former choirmaster, at the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Ron Cohen, Robin Young’s former choir director at John F. Kennedy High School on Long Island, pays Here & Now his annual holiday season visit.

This year, Mr. Cohen shares some secular favorites that celebrate the universal themes of fellowship, giving and kindness.

Music From The Segment
  • Meredith Wilson, “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas,” performed by Perry Como, with the Fontane sisters
  • Edward Pola and George Wyle, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” performed by Andy Williams
  • Bob Wells and Mel Torme, “The Christmas Song,” performed by Nat King Cole
  • Frank Loesser, “Baby it’s Cold Outside,” performed by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban
  • Frank Loesser, “Baby it’s Cold Outside,” performed by Idina Menzel and Michael Buble
  • Irving Berlin, “White Christmas,” performed by Bing Crosby
  • Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” performed by Judy Garland
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