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.

The Word Renewed with Love Divine is the theme of this year's presentation, recorded in December of 2014. 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.

Listen online

Listen to the program in our online player, and view information about the music and performers.

Find your local station

Many radio stations across the country will air this special program and seasonal selections. Watch this space for information as additional stations register. For additional information on airings, please check with your local station.

  • City & State
    Station ID
    Frequency
    Date & Time of Broadcast
  • Pasig City, Philippines,
    DZFE
    98.7 FM
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  • Kotzebue, AK
    89.9 FM
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    720 AM
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  • Nome, AK
    96.1 FM
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  • Troy, AL
    94.7 FM
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  • Modesto, CA
    106.1 FM
    December 20, 8:30 AM
     
    106.1 FM
    December 20, 5:30 PM
     
    106.1 FM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Riverside, CA
    1570 AM
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  • Middletown, CT
    104.9 FM
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  • Cherokee, IA
    92.1 FM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
     
    1440 AM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
  • Cresco, IA
    KCZQ
    102.3 FM
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  • Grinnell, IA
    1410 AM
    December 24, 3:30 PM
  • Hampton, IA
    104.9 FM
    December 25, 8:30 AM
  • Mason City, IA
    97.9 FM
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  • Mt. Pleasant, IA
    105.5 FM
    December 25, 3:00 PM
     
    105.5 FM
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  • Sioux Center, IA
    88.5 FM
    December 16, 6:00 PM
  • Twin Falls, ID
    103.9 FM
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  • Rockford, IL
    99.3 FM
    December 20, 10:15 AM
     
    99.3 FM
    December 23, 10:15 AM
     
    99.3 FM
    December 24, check local listings
     
    99.3 FM
    December 25, check local listings
     
    99.3 FM
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  • El Dorado, KS
    88.1 FM
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  • Cambridge, MA
    95.3 FM
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
    102.9 FM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Albert Lea, MN
    1450 AM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Baxter, MN
    1340 AM
    December 24, 4:00 PM
  • Blue Earth, MN
    1560 AM
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  • Cloquet, MN
    WKLK
    1230 AM
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  • Crookston, MN
    1260 AM
    December 24, 2:30 PM
     
    105.7 FM
    December 24, 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Lakes, MN
    1340 AM
    December 24, 5:00 PM
     
    96.1 FM
    December 24, 5:00 PM
     
    1340 AM
    December 25, 5:00 PM
     
    96.1 FM
    December 25, 5:00 PM
  • Grand Marais, MN
    90.7 FM
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  • Little Falls, MN
    960 AM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Madison, MN
    92.1 FM
    December 25, 12:00 PM
  • Marshall, MN
    1400 AM
    December 24, 5:00 PM
  • Morris, MN
    1230 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Northfield, MN
    1080 AM
    December 25, 9:00 AM
     
    1080 AM
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  • Ortonville, MN
    KDIO
    1350 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Owatonna, MN
    1390 AM
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  • Plymouth, MN
    1030 AM
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  • Plymouth, MN
    1030 AM
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  • Preston, MN
    103.1 FM
    December 22, 2:30 AM
  • Rochester, MN
    88.7 FM
    December 25, 12:00 AM
  • Sauk Rapids, MN
    1010 AM
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  • Willmar, MN
    1340 AM
    December 24, 9:00 PM
  • St. Louis, MO
    850 AM
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  • Greensboro, NC
    WDFC
    101.7 FM
    December 20, 8:30 AM
     
    WDFC
    101.7 FM
    December 20, 3:30 PM
     
    WDFC
    101.7 FM
    December 25, 9:00 AM
     
    WDFC
    101.7 FM
    December 25, 5:00 PM
     
    WDFC
    101.7 FM
    December 27, 8:30 AM
  • Southern Pines, NC
    WIOZ
    550 AM
    December 20, 8:30 AM
  • Wake Forest, NC
    89.7 FM
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  • Grand Forks, ND
    1310 AM
    December 24, 10:30 PM
     
    107.9 FM
    December 24, 10:30 PM
  • Minot, ND
    1320 AM
    December 23, 1:05 PM
  • McCook, NE
    1360 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Manahawkin, NJ
    WYRS
    90.7 FM
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    WLNJ
    91.7 FM
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  • Loudonville, OH
    WZLP
    95.7 FM
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  • Lebanon, OR
    1580 AM
    December 24, 8:30 PM
     
    820 AM
    December 24, 8:30 PM
     
    1580 AM
    December 25, 8:30 AM
     
    920 AM
    December 25, 8:30 AM
  • Scranton, PA
    99.5 FM
    December 24, 7:30 AM
  • Milbank, SD
    98.3 FM
    December 24, 7:00 PM
     
    1510 AM
    December 24, 7:00 PM
     
    98.3 FM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
     
    1510 AM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
  • Mitchell, SD
    1490 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Sioux Falls, SD
    1140 FM
    December 24, check local listings
     
    1140 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Yankton, SD
    570 AM
    December 25, 4:00 PM
  • Collegedale, TN
    90.5 FM
    December 26, check local listings
  • Collegedale, TN
    90.5 HD2 FM
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  • Memphis, TN
    WTWV
    14 CABLE
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  • Fort Stockton, TX
    860 AM
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  • Rockdale, TX
    98.5 FM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Terrell, TX
    1570 AM
    December 24, 10:00 PM
  • Chesapeake, VA
    WFOS
    88.7 FM
    December 20, check local listings
  • Blaine, WA
    550 AM
    December 26, 12:30 PM
  • Chippewa Falls, WI
    WCFW
    105.7 FM
    December 25, 10:30 PM
  • Chippewa Falls, WI
    103.7 FM
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  • Hartford, WI
    104.9 FM
    December 24, 9:30 PM
  • Merrill, WI
    WJMT
    730 AM
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  • River Falls, WI
    WEVR
    1550 AM
    December 24, 9:00 PM
     
    WEVR
    106.3 FM
    December 24, 9:00 PM
     
    WEVR
    1550 AM
    December 25, 2:00 PM
     
    WEVR
    106.3 FM
    December 25, 2:00 PM
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
    93.9 FM
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    910 AM
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  • Viroqua, WI
    1360 AM
    December 25, 10:00 AM
  • Bluefield, WV
    970 AM
    December 20, check local listings
     
    970 AM
    December 24, check local listings