Choral Music from Classical MPR
American Spiritual Ensemble
Choral music is a treasured part of Minnesota communities, and Classical MPR recognizes that vital piece of our local culture. That’s why we’re excited to continue our support for our choral audiences with our choral music initiative.
We've created our 24/7 choral stream for one reason: we love this music. We want to share our favorites and some beautiful surprises with you. What'll you hear? A big range from Palestrina to Pärt, spirituals to Schubert, and new work by Whitacre, Lauridsen, Paulus, and more wonderful contemporaries. You'll discover great professional choirs, college choirs, amateur choirs, church choirs... anytime you want! Hit the Feedback link and tell us what you'd like to hear more of. We'll update the stream regularly, so chime in. And enjoy the music!
Coming soon: We'll announce the dates for Harmony in the Park 2015 this spring.
Choral features from Classical MPR
- Capri Glee! New Minneapolis choral program teaches kids and adults how to sing (and dance)
With three new choirs for elementary students, high school students, and adults - plus a summer community musical program - the North Minneapolis theater, which is owned and operated by Plymouth Christian Youth Center, adds to its educational programming aimed at building community through song.January 28, 2015
- Remembering Dr. Philip Lewis Steen
A humble but very influential Minnesota music icon passed away on Jan. 21, 2015, at the age of 81. In remembrance, Classical MPR's archival producer Steve Barnett has selected three choral pieces conducted by Dr. Steen and recorded at MPR in 1974.January 27, 2015
- Regional Spotlight: Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester
The Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester sing Shakespeare lyrics in old and new arrangements. Rick Kvam directs his singers in this week's Regional Spotlight.January 22, 2015
Test Your Knowledge
Test your knowledge of choral music, composers, and terminology.
From the Classical Notes blog