Events in Music on December 24

  • 1818 Christmas carol "Silent Night" composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first sung at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria
  • 1871 Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" opera premieres in Cairo
  • 1906 Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)
  • 1951 1st televised opera (Amahl & Night Visitor)
  • 1966 "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances