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2022 Holiday Music and Performances with Twin Cities PBS

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December 8, 2022

We’re officially in the holiday season and Twin Cities PBS has all the music and performances to get you in the festive mood. Whether you need some classical favorites to bake gingerbread to or some new favorites to get your holiday party started, we have you covered. So tune in, stream on the PBS Video App, or enjoy on TPT Passport to hear all the lovely notes of the season!


St. Olaf Christmas Festival: Love Divine

TPT 2 Tuesday, Dec. 13 8pm & Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7pm

First held in 1912, the St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States and boasts more than 450 students from St. Olaf College’s renowned choirs and orchestra. Featuring familiar carols and beloved choral works, and the theme “love Divine” is explored through words and music in this annual tradition.


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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

TPT 2 Friday, Dec. 9 at 10pm

Join Alan Cumming for the real story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King with the beloved music of Tchaikovsky. Featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the direction of John Maurcei, this new version is a rare holiday treat!


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All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

TPT LIFE Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7pm

Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.


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O Holy Night: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir

A woman sings on stage next to a Christmas tree.
TPT 2 Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7pm
TPT 2 Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6pm
TPT 2 Sunday, Dec. 25 at 12pm

Tony Award-nominee Megan Hilty and television and film actor Neal McDonough join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for the Irish-inspired edition of this heartwarming annual celebration of music and holiday traditions.

In Performance at the White House: Spirit of the Season

TPT 2 Friday, Dec. 23 at 8pm

Revel in dazzling musical performances from the White House in celebration of the holiday season, featuring President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., host Jennifer Garner, Andrea Bocelli, Camila Cabelo, Eric Church, and more!


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A St. Thomas Christmas: Bloom Eternal

TPT 2 Friday, Dec. 23 at 9pm

Continue a beloved holiday tradition from Twin Cities PBS and celebrate the Advent and Christmas season. Drawing from both familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections, this performace offers a specifically commissioned piece for the concert, “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming” by Roger Cichy. A Twin Cities PBS original production.


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