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!
The World's Finest Choirs
At Central Presbyterian Church
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
At the Cathedral of St. Paul
At the Cathedral of St. Paul
At Target Center
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.
Save the dates: The land of 10,000 choirs has never sounded so good. This year, Classical MPR presents Harmony in the Park to the third power, with dates in Minneapolis (June 5); Mankato (June 8); and Duluth (June 15).
The land of 10,000 choirs has never sounded so good. In 2014, Classical MPR presented Harmony in the Park to the third power, with dates in Minneapolis (June 5); Mankato (June 8); and Duluth (June 15).
Choral features from Classical MPR
- Tesfa's Choral Car: Announcing the Winning Name!
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Classical MPR's choral initiatives manager, bought a car that he'll be driving throughout Minnesota to share the joy of choral music. He asked listeners to submit their name ideas for the vehicle. From more than 200 creative ideas, Tesfa is pleased to announce the winning name.November 13, 2014
- New Classical Tracks: Thanksgiving Memories
The new album from the choral ensemble Cantus, 'A Harvest Home', reflects the many experiences and moods of the Thanksgiving holiday. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the disc.November 12, 2014
- National Lutheran Choir to premiere new work about finding hope and peace amidst dementia
As he watched his father in the last stages of dementia, Tim Schmidt, who sings second bass for the National Lutheran Choir, would play Thad Fiscella's Ivory Hymn on the piano nearly every day. Schmidt could see in his father's eyes that the piece would help bring his father back to the present moment, causing him to rise in his chair.October 30, 2014
Test Your Knowledge
Test your knowledge of choral music, composers, and terminology.
From the Classical Notes blog