Posted on December 7, 2021

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Join us on the radio December 22 – 25, 2021, for All Classical Portland’s annual Festival of Carols, four days of cherished seasonal music from diverse cultures around the world. Enjoy beloved Christmastime classics, including excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah, alongside new releases, and all-time favorite carols.

Listen at 89.9 KQAC FM in Portland or anywhere in the world via our live player.

Festival of Carols includes a live broadcast of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge, on December 24th at 7:00 AM PT.


Listener comments about Festival of Carols:

“Thank you for all the beautiful music, especially the Festival of Carols which I listen to non-stop. It brings so much beauty and richness to my holiday celebration.”

Tanya in Portland

“I absolutely LOVE the Festival of Carols! This beautiful music energizes me during the holiday stresses.”

Elaine in Portland

“Last year was the first year that I didn’t go home for Christmas and spent the holiday alone. Your Festival of Carols helped me out so much while working that week.”

Mandy in Portland

“Thank you for the Festival of Carols. Listening to it on my way to and from work (I’m a critical care RN) helps me find a center of peace to either sustain me through my shift or help me recover from it! The sampling from different cultures and time periods is delightful.”

Sunny in Portland

“We have never needed the Festival of Carols more than this year. Thank you for bringing peace and joy to our household.”

Brad and Lynn in Gresham, OR


Learn the history behind some of the carols on our Arts Blog!


All Classical Portland’s full 2021 Holiday Programming. 


Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

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