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


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

  • Chorus America Opening Gala Concert
    Where can one find ten Minnesota choir and vocal ensembles, singing all Minnesota composers, in one concert? It probably only happens once every 118 years, and it's happening Wednesday at Orchestra Hall for the Opening Gala Concert of Chorus America. Tune in to Classical MPR at 8 p.m. on June 13 to hear the entire concert.June 12, 2012
  • Slideshow: 2012 Harmony in the Park
    On Thursday, June 7, 2012, Minnesota Public Radio held its first Harmony in the Park, an annual, outdoor choral event. One Voice Mixed Chorus, the Minnesota Boychoir, and VocalEssence were all on hand. Enjoy these photos from the event.June 11, 2012
  • Singing at Elizabeth II's Coronation
    As Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee celebrations kick off, former King's Singer Tony Holt has been reminiscing about being a boy soprano in the coronation day choir at Westminster Abbey, and how he started singing in the first place.June 1, 2012

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

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

From the Classical Notes blog


On Now

Music Through The Night®
Scott Blankenship
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  • Piano Sonata No. 2: 3rd movement 3:01 Joseph Wolfl
    Jon Nakamatsu, piano
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  • Harp Sonata 2:46 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Marion Hoffman, harp
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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

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