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

Upcoming concerts

Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Monday, March 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

St. Paul's Cathedral Choir of London - Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Previous concerts

Vienna Boys Choir

At The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis

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

Harmony in the Park

Coming soon: We'll announce the dates for Harmony in the Park 2015 this spring.

Choral features from Classical MPR

  • Today at the State Fair: VocalEssence
    Today at 1:30 p.m., VocalEssence will perform on the stage in Carousel Park as part of MPR Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Classical MPR's John Birge hosts. VocalEssence is known for its exploration of music for voices and instruments under the direction of artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle.August 30, 2013
  • Today at the State Fair: OVation
    Today at 2 p.m., OVation will perform at the Minnesota State Fair at the MPR booth, located near the corner of Judson and Nelson. Classical MPR's Valerie Kahler hosts.August 28, 2013
  • Today at the State Fair: CORO!
    Today at 2 p.m., CORO! (the exclamation mark is part of the name) will perform at the MPR booth at the State Fair, located near the corner of Judson and Nelson. CORO! is a semi-professional chorus based in the Twin Cities.August 23, 2013

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

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

From the Classical Notes blog


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Music Through The Night®
Kevin O'Connor
Listen to the Stream
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    Brooklyn Rider
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    David Russell, guitar
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