New for 2018, "Welcome Christmas!" is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups. John Birge hosts an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.
John Birge has been hosting, producing and performing classical music for more than 30 years. Since 1997, he has been hosting on Minnesota Public Radio's Classical Music Service. He played French horn for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra and performed with them on their centennial tour of Europe in 1995. He was trained at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy.
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Preview audio available: November 1, 2018
Playlist available: November 29, 2018
Promo spot available: November 29, 2018
Program and rundown available: November 29, 2018
November 29-December 31, 2018, with multiple airings permitted.
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