The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is a concert performance that has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.
Eric Whitacre is the most popular choral composer today, and his works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. In this one-hour programs, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse and describes the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.
With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. This year, John speaks with famous French Chef Jacques Pepin, who explains why American Thanksgiving is his favorite and most meaningful holiday.
With music and stories for Thanksgiving, host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. New for 2015, two special guests: Christopher Kimball and Stephen Hough.
Cantus, one of the premier men's vocal ensembles, talk with host Alison Young about the holiday, about sitting down with those we love and celebrating all the blessings in our lives. We're calling this year's special presentation, 'A Time for Family'.