Each holiday season, APM fills homes around the world with music and memories. Our Thanksgiving and Christmas programs highlight the best of the American experience and have become perennial favorites of our audiences. From heartfelt to funny, each one beautifully illustrates both what the holidays are all about and why they're special.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
A Chanticleer Christmas
A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir.
This year's program focuses on old French carols, alongside two world premieres in the annual VocalEssence/American Composers Forum Christmas carol contest.
Echoes of Christmas
The Dale Warland Singers' signature holiday concert -- beloved by public radio listeners nationwide -- was the annual Echoes of Christmas program. Brian Newhouse hosts.
St. Olaf Christmas Festival
One of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations, the festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians.