Broadcast Information (2013)


Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) will present a live broadcast of the 2013 St. Olaf Christmas Festival on Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m. The broadcast can be heard on most regional classical music stations, including 99.5 KSJN in the Twin Cities. An encore broadcast will be presented on December 18 at 8 p.m.

National broadcasts of the 2013 St. Olaf Christmas Festival are distributed by American Public Media. If you are outside of the MPR listening area, check local radio listings to see if it will be carried in your region.

Internet Streaming

The December 8 and encore radio broadcasts of the 2013 St. Olaf Christmas Festival can be heard on the Internet via Minnesota Public Radio’s online streaming service (select “Listen to the Stream” in the upper left corner of the page).

The two-hour national broadcast of the 2012 St. Olaf Christmas Festival is available for on-demand listening via American Public Media.


PBS will air a one-hour Christmas special, Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir, as part of this year’s holiday programming. Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, this program was filmed in Norway’s famous Nidaros Cathedral. Joining the St. Olaf Choir and conductor Anton Armstrong is Nidarosdomens Jentekor, the resident girls choir from the cathedral. The national air date is December 23 at 8 p.m. Check your local PBS listings (or this list) for telecast dates and times in your area.

In the Twin Cities, the program can be seen on tpt2 at the following times:

  • Sunday, December 22, 7 p.m.
  • Monday, December 23, 1 a.m.
  • Monday, December 23, 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 25, 9 a.m.

Special Sing For Joy Radio Program

St. Olaf College’s Sing For Joy produces a half-hour program of music for the Advent and Christmas season, featuring highlights from the 2012 St. Olaf Christmas Festival. Many stations across the country will carry this broadcast. Check your local listings for details.