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The Annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival: Dec. 24th at 6 pm on HD-2

A program in song and word, this concert has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event, which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, are always gone months in advance. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs, and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

Christmas Eve at 6 pm on the All-Classical Stream and HD-2.


Matthew Peterson: Dawn: Redeeming, Radiant (World Premiere)

Gustav Holst: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Johann Sebastian Bach: Ruler of Heaven (Christmas Oratorio)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo (All-Night Vigil)

French Carol, arr. Robert Scholz: Angels We Have Heard on High

Francis Poulenc: Laudamus te

Trad. English, arr. Carolyn Jennings: I Saw Three Ships

French Carol, arr. Robert Scholz: Angels We Have Heard on High

Giuseppi Verdi: Sanctus (Requiem)

...and much more

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