There’s no better way to welcome Christmas than Welcome Christmas!, the VocalEssence holiday concert.

It’s an hour of joyful, classic holiday music from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups, singing traditional carols and new discoveries.

Check this page in October or November for updated guest details.


John Birge
John Birge is morning host on Classical Minnesota Public Radio, host of APM’s Composers Datebook, and has brought Welcome Christmas! to hundreds of public radio stations since 1998.


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Preview audio available: November 17, 2021
Playlist Available: December 1, 2021
Promo spot available: December 1, 2021
Program rundown available: December 1, 2021
Date content will be uploaded: December 1, 2021


Broadcast Window

December 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 1, 2022. 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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