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

  • Westminster Cathedral Choir in Concert
    Tune in on April 9 at 8 p.m. for an encore broadcast of the Westminster Choir performing in Collegeville as part of the 50th anniversary of the Saint John's Abbey and University Church.April 9, 2013
  • Under the Bridge with Cantus
    As part of our Voices of Spring choral music programming through the month of April, we're highlighting some of the more stunning performances from our archive. Here, vocal ensemble Cantus tests out the acoustics underneath the bridge by Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.April 5, 2013
  • Reflections for Holy Week: Choral Music with Dale Warland
    It's something of a spiritual credo in the eastern Orthodox tradition,"Where there is beauty let us enjoy it!" Marking this season of re-birth, Dale Warland revisits several of the recordings and concert performances made with his Dale Warland Singers. An invitation to quiet contemplation and to the nourishment of the spirit, Classical MPR's Steve Staruch hosts this one hour special program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.March 27, 2013

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

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

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Listen to the Stream
  • Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral" 9:17 Ludwig van Beethoven
    Minnesota Orchestra
    Osmo Vanska
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  • America 9:12 Paul Simon, arr. Angela Morley
    Boston Pops Orchestra
    John Williams
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You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

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