In 1998, VocalEssence teamed up with the American Composers Forum to hold a Christmas carol contest. It's been an annual tradition ever since.
Join John Birge for Giving Thanks: a Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude. The show will feature music and stories for Thanksgiving, as well as discussions with best-selling authors Nigella Lawson and Deepak Chopra. Listen to Classical MPR at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving day to hear it!
MPR's John Birge talks with Bradley Greenwald, Philip Brunelle and Vern Sutton about VocalEssence's production of "El Capitan."
John Birge decribes the 25th Annual Madeline Island Music Camp.
One year ago, violinist Jorja Fleezanis left the Minnesota Orchestra after 20 years as concertmaster, to begin her new job as Professor of Violin at Indiana University School of Music.
John Birge talks with Layton "Skip" James on leaving the SPCO.
John Birge talks with composer Stephen Paulus, UofM percussion instructor Fernando Meza, and VocalEssance's Philip Brunelle.
Conductor Roberto Abbado talks with MPR's John Birge
John Birge talks with James Valenti and Ellie Dehn from the Minnesota Opera's "La Boheme".
MPR's John Birge talks with Philip Brunelle of VocalEssence and James Sewell of the James Sewell Ballet about their collaboration concert.
Minnesota's Rose Ensemble combines with England's Voces8 in concert.
Chat with characters from Minnesota Opera's "Roberto Devereux."
Composer Abbie Betinis and the "MPR Singers" perform 2009's annual Christmas carol.
The holidays are here and the pressure is on. You can't do anything about the snowstorm, but food maven Nigella Lawson says you can do something about the stress of holiday entertaining.
John Birge talks with composer John Rutter