Christmas Around the Country 2007 From a candlelight concert in Connecticut to holiday favorites in Houston, NPR presents its annual sampler of the best Christmas concerts in America, from churches, halls and auditoriums around the nation.
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The Canadian Brass performed a number of classics in Newport News, Va.

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The Turtle Island Quartet performed at Clemson University in South Carolina.

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The Minnesota-based all-male vocal ensemble Cantus performed from Sioux Falls, S.D.

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From a candlelight concert in Connecticut to holiday favorites in Houston, it's Christmas Around the Country: NPR's annual sampler of the best Christmas concerts from coast to coast.

This holiday season, hear angelic children's voices in Atlanta; an eloquent Noel in Provo, Utah; and some shouting on the mountain in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Listen to special performances by the Spivey Hall Children's Choir, Musica Pacifica, the Virgin Consort, Cantus, the Canadian Brass, the Turtle Island Quartet and more. Plus, the Pro-Arte Singers present the world premiere of a new Christmas song by Finnish composer Jaakko Mantyjarvi.

Lisa Simeone hosts NPR's mix of holiday music from churches, halls and auditoriums all across America.

Playlist for Christmas Around the Country

  • The Virgin Consort, "Ukrainian Bell Carol" (from St. Jean Baptiste Church, New York, N.Y.)
  • BYU Men's Chorus, "Nowell" from The Nativity According to St. Luke, by Randall Thompson (from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah)
  • The Canadian Brass, "White Christmas" (from Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News, Va.)
  • Glen Road and Connie Dover, "Three Reels: Silver Spire/Ivy Leaf/Christmas Eve" (from Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, outside Atlanta, Ga.)
  • Robert DeCormier and Counterpoint, "Virgin Mary Had a Baby/Hawaiian Lullaby" (from Vermont Public Radio, Burlington, Vt.)
  • Turtle Island Quartet, "Christmas Time Is Here" (from Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.)
  • Musica Pacifica feat. Julian Baird, soprano, "Greensleeves" (from Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Texas)
  • Spivey Hall Children's Choir, "Angels from the Realms of Glory" (from Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, outside Atlanta, Ga.)
  • The Pro-Arte Singers, "Dormi Dormi [Sleep Sleep]" by Jaakko Mantyarvi (from New Canaan, Conn.)
  • Cantus, "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (from Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • The Canadian Brass, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (from Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News, Va.)
  • The Canadian Brass, "Frosty the Snowman" (from Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News, Va.)