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
- Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir to perform in St. Paul
Founded in 1981 by Tonu Kaljuste, the EPCC has grown to be one of the preeminent choirs of the world, with multiple well-respected recordings and a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Under the direction of Daniel Reuss, the 24-voice group is making a few rare U.S. appearances, including a stop in St. Paul on Friday, November 22.November 22, 2013
- Remembering John Tavener, 1944 - 2013
John Tavener "fully embraced the odd-sounding Eastern rhythms and scales of the ancient Greek Orthodox Church. They had entered his heart and, taking up residence there, began to transform his musical output," writes Classical MPR's Steve Staruch. Composer John Tavener passed away today, aged 69.November 12, 2013
- Live Broadcast: Thomanerchor in concert
The Thomanerchor or St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig is one of the oldest ensembles in the world, founded in 1212. It is an extraordinary group of men and boys who sing for the services at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany. The choir will perform in a live broadcast on Classical MPR at 8 p.m.November 4, 2013
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