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.

And On Earth Peace is the theme of this year's presentation, recorded in December of 2015. 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
  • Cherokee,
    92.1 FM
    December 25, 7:00 AM
  • Kempton Park,
    December 25, 12:00 AM
  • Troy, AL
    1:00PM FM
    December 24, 12:00 AM
  • Alameda, CA
    Whole Network FM
    December 25, 3:00 PM
  • Modesto, CA
    107.9 FM
    December 18, 8:30 AM
     
    107.9 FM
    December 18, 5:30 PM
     
    107.9 FM
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  • Riverside, CA
    1570 AM
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  • Cresco, IA
    KCZQ
    102.3 FM
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  • Mason City, IA
    97.9 FM
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  • Mt. Pleasant, IA
    105.5 FM
    December 24, 3:30 PM
     
    1130 AM
    December 24, 3:30 PM
     
    105.5 FM
    December 25, 3:30 PM
     
    1130 AM
    December 25, 3:30 PM
  • Sioux Center, IA
    88.5 FM
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  • Chicago, IL
    1450 AM
    December 23, check local listings
  • Rockford, IL
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  • El Dorado, KS
    88.1 FM
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  • Cambridge, MA
    95.3 FM
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  • Hagerstown, MD
    WJEJ
    1240 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Albert Lea, MN
    1450 AM
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  • Baxter, MN
    1340 AM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Blue Earth, MN
    1560 AM
    December 23, 4:30 PM
  • Cloquet, MN
    WKLK
    1230 AM
    December 24, 8:30 AM
  • Crookston, MN
    1260 AM
    December 24, 1:30 PM
  • Faribault, MN
    920 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Grand Marais, MN
    90.7 FM
    December 18, 9:00 PM
  • Grand Rapids, MN
    1320 AM
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  • Little Falls, MN
    960 AM
    December 25, check local listings
     
    960 AM
    December 26, check local listings
  • Madison, MN
    92.1 FM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Montevideo, MN
    AM
    check local listings, 12:00 AM
  • Morris, MN
    AM
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  • Northfield, MN
    95.1 FM
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    1080 AM
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  • 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
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  • Sauk Rapids, MN
    1010 AM
    December 25, 9:00 AM
  • Willmar, MN
    1340 AM
    December 24, 9:00 PM
  • St. Louis, MO
    850 AM
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  • Greensboro, NC
    WDFC
    101.7 FM
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  • Wake Forest, NC
    89.7 FM
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  • Grand Forks, ND
    1310 AM
    December 24, 11:30 PM
     
    107.9 FM
    December 24, 11:30 PM
  • Columbus, NE
    KTLX
    91.3 FM
    December 25, 8:30 AM
  • McCook, NE
    1360 AM
    December 24, check local listings
     
    1360 AM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Lancaster, PA
    94.5 FM
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  • Millersburg, PA
    98.9 FM
    December 25, 7:00 AM
  • Scranton, PA
    99.5 FM
    December 23, 7:30 AM
  • Warminster, PA
    89.3 FM
    December 25, check local listings
  • Milbank, SD
    98.3/1510 AM
    December 24, 7:00 PM
     
    98.3/1510 AM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
  • Mitchell, SD
    1490 AM
    December 25, 10:00 AM
  • Sioux Falls, SD
    1140 AM
    check local listings, 12:00 AM
  • Yankton, SD
    check local listings, 12:00 AM
  • Collegedale, TN
    check local listings
  • Terrell, TX
    1570 AM
    December 24, check local listings
  • Weatherford, TX
    KYQX
    89.5 FM
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  • Chippewa Falls, WI
    WCFW
    105.7 FM
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  • Chippewa Falls, WI
    103.7 FM
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  • La Crosse, WI
    88.9 FM
    December 3, 11:30 AM
  • River Falls, WI
    WEVR
    1550 AM
    December 24, 8:00 PM
     
    WEVR
    106.3 FM
    December 24, 8:00 PM
     
    WEVR
    1550 AM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
     
    WEVR
    106.3 FM
    December 25, 8:00 AM
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI
    93.9 FM
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    910 AM
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  • Bluefield, WV
    970 AM
    December 25, 12:00 PM