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.


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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Playlist Available: November 30, 2023
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Broadcast Window

December 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

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Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 1, 2024. 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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