St. Olaf Christmas Festival Special Program

On the first full weekend in December each year, more than 15,000 people come to St. Olaf College, the home of Sing For Joy, to experience traditional Scandinavian meals, atmosphere and fellowship — and to attend the St. Olaf Christmas Festival concerts.

Each year, Sing For Joy is proud to present a special radio presentation of the festival. For many thousands, the annual broadcast of the festival on radio stations across the U.S. has become a part of their Christmas observance.

The festival features splendid music of the season, performed by the St. Olaf Choir, the Chapel Choir, the Manitou Singers, the Cantorei, the Viking Chorus and the St. Olaf Orchestra, separately and as a massed ensemble. In all, more than 500 student musicians take part.

Heaven and Earth, Awake and Sing is the theme of this year's presentation, recorded in December of 2013. Artistic Director of the Festival is Dr. Anton Armstrong, conductor of the St. Olaf Choir. Sing For Joy host Pastor Bruce Benson is narrator for this radio broadcast.

Find your local station

The following radio stations have registered to air this special program and seasonal selections. This information will be updated as additional stations register. For additional information on airings, please check with your local station.

  • City & State
    Station ID
    Frequency
    Date & Time of Broadcast
  • Troy, AL
    94.7 FM
    December 25, 12:00 AM
  • Modesto, CA
    internet
    December 21, 8:30 AM
     
    internet
    December 21, 5:30 PM
     
    internet
    December 25, check local listings
  • Riverside, CA
    1570 AM
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  • San Diego, CA
    internet
    December 11, 2:00 PM
  • Middletown, CT
    104.9 FM
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  • Decorah, IA
    1240 AM
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  • Grinnell, IA
    1410 AM
    December 24, 2:00 PM
  • Hampton, IA
    104.9 FM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Mason City, IA
    97.9 FM
    December 23, check local listings
  • Mt. Pleasant, IA
    105.5 FM
    December 25, 10:00 AM
     
    105.5 FM
    December 24, 5:00 PM
  • Sioux Center, IA
    88.5 FM
    December 17, 6:00 PM
  • Rockford, IL
    99.3 FM
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  • Cambridge, MA
    95.3 FM
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  • Salisbury, MD
    89.5 FM
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
    102.9 FM
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  • Albert Lea, MN
    1450 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Baxter, MN
    1340 AM
    December 24, 3:30 PM
  • Blue Earth, MN
    1560 AM
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  • Buffalo, MN
    1360 AM
    December 25, 3:00 AM
  • Cloquet, MN
    WKLK
    1230 AM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Crookston, MN
    1260 AM
    December 24, 9:00 AM
  • Grand Marais, MN
    90.7 FM
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  • Jackson, MN
    1190 AM
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  • Marshall, MN
    1400 AM
    December 25, 5:00 AM
     
    1400 AM
    December 25, 5:00 PM
     
    1400 AM
    December 25, 12:00 PM
  • Montevideo, MN
    KDMA
    1460 AM
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  • Morris, MN
    1230 AM
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  • Northfield, MN
    1080 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Ortonville, MN
    KDIO
    1350 AM
    December 25, 1:00 PM
  • Owatonna, MN
    1390 AM
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  • Preston, MN
    1060 AM
    December 22, 2:30 PM
     
    103.1 FM
    December 22, 2:30 PM
  • Red Wing, MN
    KCUE
    1250 AM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
  • Rochester, MN
    88.7 FM
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  • Sauk Rapids, MN
    1010 AM
    December 25, 12:00 AM
  • Willmar, MN
    KWLM
    1340 AM
    December 24, 9:00 PM
  • Winona, MN
    101.1 FM
    December 25, 9:00 AM
  • Roanoke Rapids, NC
    95.9 FM
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  • Salisbury, NC
    1490 AM
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  • Wake Forest, NC
    89.7 FM
    December 24, 11:00 AM
     
    89.7 FM
    December 25, 1:00 AM
  • Grand Forks, ND
    1310 AM
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    107.9 FM
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  • Minot, ND
    1320 AM
    December 21, 12:05 PM
  • McCook, NE
    1360 AM
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  • Manahawkin, NJ
    WYRS
    90.7 FM
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    WLNJ
    91.7 FM
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  • Loudonville, OH
    WZLP
    95.7 FM
    check local listings, 12:00 AM
  • Lebanon, OR
    920 AM
    December 24, 8:30 PM
     
    920 AM
    December 25, 8:30 AM
     
    1580 AM
    December 24, 8:30 PM
     
    1580 AM
    December 25, 8:30 AM
  • Lancaster, PA
    94.5 FM
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  • Scranton, PA
    99.5 FM
    December 24, 7:30 AM
  • Sellersville, PA
    WPAZ
    1370 AM
    December 24, 1:00 PM
     
    WEVW
    90.9 FM
    December 24, 1:00 PM
     
    WPAZ
    1370 AM
    December 25, 1:00 PM
     
    WEVW
    90.9 FM
    December 25, 1:00 PM
     
    WPAZ
    103.5 FM
    December 24, 1:00 PM
     
    WPAZ
    103.5 FM
    December 25, 1:00 PM
  • Milbank, SD
    98.3 FM
    December 24, 7:00 PM
     
    1510 AM
    December 24, 7:00 PM
  • Mitchell, SD
    KORN
    1490 AM
    December 25, 10:00 AM
  • Sioux Falls, SD
    1140 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Collegedale, TN
    90.5 HD2 FM
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  • Rockdale, TX
    98.5 FM
    December 25, 12:00 PM
  • Terrell, TX
    1570 AM
    December 24, 9:00 PM
  • Chippewa Falls, WI
    103.7 FM
    December 15, 9:30 PM
  • Hartford, WI
    104.9 FM
    December 24, 9:30 PM
  • La Crosse, WI
    88.9 FM
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  • River Falls, WI
    WEVR
    1550 AM
    December 24, 9:30 AM
     
    WEVR
    106.3 FM
    December 25, 9:00 PM
     
    WEVR
    106.3 FM
    December 24, 9:30 AM
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
    93.9 FM
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    910 AM
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  • Viroqua, WI
    1360 AM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
  • Bluefield, WV
    970 AM
    December 25, 1:00 PM