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

  • Music with Minnesotans: Philip Brunelle
    He's one of the great choral conductors and program innovators in our midst - Philip Brunelle. He shares his favorite pieces for the season - a couple that will make you feel misty-eyed and one he plays with Garrison Keillor guaranteed for a lot of laughs!December 8, 2010
  • Regional Spotlight: National Lutheran Choir sings Brahms Requiem
    When Brahms mother died, he arrived too late to say goodbye. In his grief, he wrote one of the greatest expressions of loss and letting go - his German Requiem. Listen online to excerpts from a performance by the National Lutheran Choir.November 18, 2010
  • New Classical Tracks: From One Voice to a Worldwide Chorus
    This autumn is a busy time for composer Eric Whitacre. He's not only bringing out a new CD of his immensely popular choral works; he's also convening a 900-voice choir--on the Internet.October 26, 2010

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

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

From the Classical Notes blog


On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Pictures at an Exhibition (selections) 11:06 Modest Mussorgsky; arr: Peter Breiner
    New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
    Peter Breiner
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  • Thurber's Dogs: Dog Asleep 10:53 Peter Schickele
    ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
    Timothy Russell
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Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
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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