Morning Glories: Regional Choirs

by Daniel Gilliam, Minnesota Public Radio,
Alison Young, Minnesota Public Radio
July 11, 2011
The Dale Warland Singers (Image courtesy of artist) St Olaf Choir (Image courtesy of artist) The Singers (Image courtesy of artist) Luther College Collegiate Chorale (Image courtesy of artist) Luther College Nordic Choir (Image courtesy of artist) Luther College Symphony Orchestra (Image courtesy of artist) Allen Hightower, conductor (Image courtesy of artist) VocalEssence Ensemble Singers (Image courtesy of artist)

This week on our Morning Glories, we explore the land of 10,000 choirs... and in just five days, it's only a handful of the best.

St. Paul, Minn. — Monday features a classic from The Dale Warland Singers: Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, a performance that will leave you speechless.

Tuesday, the St. Olaf Choir sings Mozart's Missa Brevis.

Wednesday, The Singers give us an unearthly rendition of Morten Lauridsen's Mid-Winter Songs.

It's off to Iowa and Luther College on Thursday with Stephen Paulus' Luther Mass and Friday, highlights from an extravaganza with Eric Whitacre — the rock star of the choral world — and VocalEssence.

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