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.

Choral Stream

Music for Singing

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!

The World's Finest Choirs

Previous concerts

American Spiritual Ensemble

At Central Presbyterian Church

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

At the Cathedral of St. Paul

King's College Choir

At the Cathedral of St. Paul

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

At Target Center

 On-Air

Live Concert Broadcasts

Choral Concerts produced by Classical MPR

Sound engineers from MPR will attend area choral concerts to make recordings that can reach new audiences through broadcast and online services.

On Stage

Harmony in the Park

Save the date: on Thursday, June 5, 2014, Classical MPR presents the second installment of Harmony in the Park, a free outdoor choral festival at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.

Choral features from Classical MPR

  • 2012 St. Olaf Christmas: St. Olaf ChoirChoral Countdown 2014: Vote Now
    You've made your nominations and we've assembled the ballot. Now cast your votes for your choral favorites. We'll count down the top 25 on Wednesday, April 30.April 17, 2014
  • Just BlazeGregorian chant gets a "Second Coming" with help from hip-hop
    We should expect musicians to continue combining genres and styles in increasingly inventive and fascinating ways, often blurring the lines between "high" and "low" art. The best examples will be the musicians who understand the musical puzzle pieces they combine to create something clever. Take this song that mixed rap with Gregorian chant, all in the name of selling shoes during the NBA playoffs several years back.April 16, 2014
  • eric whitacre in studioEric Whitacre conducts the Minnesota Orchestra
    On Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m., Classical MPR aired the live broadcast of Eric Whitacre conducting the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Chorale and soprano Hila Plitmann. Whitacre shares some thoughts about the communal power of a choir and about chord clusters.April 11, 2014

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

Test your knowledge of choral music, composers, and terminology.

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