Counterpoint and VocalEssence

At 8, Walter Parker hosts a new program of holiday music from Vermont’s own professional vocal ensemble.  Then, at 9, Philip Brunelle leads VocalEssence in a a program of favorite and contemporary choral arrangements of holiday music.

Lange: Favor Johnson

One of our all-time favorite seasonal stories is told by commentator Willem Lange about an old Vermont farmer with the unlikely name of "Favor Johnson," a hound named Hercules, a flatlander doctor, homemade fruitcake and the real spirit of Christmas.

The Dale Warland Singers and Chanticleer

At 8, we’ll hear a beautiful retrospective spanning 30 years of recordings by the Dale Warland Singers. Then, at 9, we’ll listen to a recent concert recording of the 12-voice men’s choir from San Francisco, Chanticleer.

A St. Olaf Christmas Festival

This year’s program is called "Light of All Creation, Scatter the Darkness". A cherished tradition for nearly a century, the St. Olaf Christmas Festival is a spiritual and musical journey that reflects the anticipation of Advent, to Christ’s birth, and the arrival twelve days later of the Three Kings from the East.