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

 On-Air

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 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).

Harmony in the Park

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).

Choral features from Classical MPR

  • Regional Spotlight - South Dakota Chorale
    Johannes Brahms, like all composers, had a "day job." Brahms was the music director of several singing societies in Vienna. Pouring all of his melodic gifts into numerous works for choir, the choral pieces from his late fifties are especially filled with a kind of nostalgic golden glow. The South Dakota Chorale led by Charles Bruffy brings a slow-burning, mature passion to a performance of Brahms Four Quartets Op 92. Their performance from January 14 at Dordt College is in this week's Regional Spotlight.March 1, 2012
  • SymphonyCast presents J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio
    For the holiday, the first three parts of Johann Sebastian Bach's beloved Christmas Oratorio - from Dresden, where an annual performance of this inspired music is a treasured tradition. Tune in on Sunday, December 25 at 1:00 p.m. to hear this joyful work.December 23, 2011
  • A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
    Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.December 22, 2011

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

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

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  • Hary Janos: Entrance of the Emperor and his Court 7:57 Zoltan Kodaly
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Georg Solti
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  • PIano Concerto No. 17: 3rd mvt 7:48 Wolfgang Mozart
    English Chamber Orchestra
    Jeffrey Tate
    Mitsuko Uchida, p
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