Holiday Programming

Photo: “Christmas Decoration” by Hades2k, Creative Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0

Lullabies and Carols

Rob Kennedy presents Lullabies and Carols, a program of Christmas music sung for us by some of the best choirs both here at home and abroad. Some of the carols and lullabies will be familiar. Some of them are not so familiar. They all express joy and wonder at the Birth of the Babe in Bethlehem.

  • Friday, December 17 at 10 p.m.
  • Monday, December 20 at 3 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 23 at 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 25 at 4 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Photo: Author Unknown/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

A Renaissance Christmas

George Douglas hosts a program of carols and instrumental music from the 15th and 16th centuries.

  • Tuesday, December 21 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 22 at 3 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 25 at 5 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 25 at 12 noon

Photo: Painting of Mary with Child by Joos van Cleve, Public Domain on Wikipedia.org

Christmas at The Opera House

Bob Chapman is your host for three hours of “The Great Music of Christmas” sung by the stars of the opera stage.

  • Tuesday, December 21 at 3 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 21 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 25 at 11 a.m.

Photo: Christmas Decoration, Public Domain Pictures

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival

The festival features a rich repertoire of classic Advent and Christmas compositions, familiar carols, hymns from around the world, and contemporary pieces from a diverse range of composers and cultures, offering music that both celebrates the Norwegian American history of the college while also highlighting beautiful works from around the globe. It traditionally closes with the hymn “Beautiful Savior.”

  • Monday, December 20 at 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 23 at 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 25 at 3 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 25 at 10 a.m.

Photo courtesy of St. Olaf College