Welcome Christmas is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups, conducted by Philip Brunelle.

An hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.


John Birge
John Birge is the morning host on Classical Minnesota Public Radio, and host of APM’s Composers Datebook. He’s been hosting, producing and performing classical music for more than 30 years. In a previous life he played French horn, and when he was on good behavior, he’d occasionally get to play in the Cincinnati Symphony.


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Preview audio available: November 26, 2020
Playlist Available: December 3, 2020
Promo spot available: December 3, 2020
Program rundown available: December 3, 2020
Date content will be uploaded: December 3, 2020


Broadcast Window

December 3, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 1, 2021. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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