Regional Spotlight: Choir of Clare College

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
October 13, 2010
LISTEN

St. Paul, Minn. — You can have a choir that has impeccable diction, stellar intonation and a round and warm sound, all essential for top-drawer music making.

But there is another element that makes a good choir a superb choir.

Harder to define, it's the quality of love; love of singing, love for an audience and the belief in the power of music.

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge has all of the above.

Their performance at the University of St Thomas on September 25th included a number of works that just seem to be a part of the ensemble's DNA.

Timothy Brown directed the concert, highlights of which are in this week's Regional Spotlight.

---

Charles Stanford - Beati quorum via

Healey Willan - Rise up, my love

Traditional; arr: Ralph Vaughan-Williams - The Turtle Dove

On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Fair Melusina Overture 9:15 Felix Mendelssohn
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Claudio Abbado
    Buy Now
  • Octet in E-flat: IV 9:07 Felix Mendelssohn
    Academy Chamber Ensemble
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Classical Notes Blog

Read more