Wade Ebert, a 2016 Delta High School graduate, is participating in the internationally renowned St. Olaf Christmas Festival Dec. 1-4.
Wade is a student at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. A member of the Viking Chorus, Wade is the son of Eric Ebert and Ann Stinson.
Tickets to the highly anticipated concerts are limited and in high demand -- but this year, for the first time, friends and family can watch these students perform through a live video stream of the Dec. 4 concert. Visit stolafchristmas.com for more information.
The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. Started in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf College Music Department, the festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.
The theme of this year's St. Olaf Christmas Festival is "Light Dawns, Hope Blooms." Participating ensembles include the St. Olaf Choir, Viking Chorus, Chapel Choir, Cantorei, Manitou Singers and the St. Olaf Orchestra. Each group performs individually and as part of a mass ensemble.
The festival, which is regularly broadcast nationwide on public television and radio, has been featured nationally in such publications as TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.