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

  • Celebrating LGBT rights in song
    This weekend, One Voice Mixed Chorus - Minnesota's premier lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight allies ensemble - celebrates those people who make LGBT rights a reality with a concert titled, 'Eat, Drink and Be Married!' Classical MPR's Alison Young spoke to OVMC's Jane Ramseyer Miller and Allan Warrior.January 16, 2015
  • Becoming an Arts Entrepreneur - or, Don't Quit Your Day Job
    Patrick Dupre Quigley, founder of the Miami-based professional vocal chamber ensemble Seraphic Fire, offers the first installment in a series on arts entrepreneurship. This week, Patrick describes the reasons one should and should not become an arts entrepreneur.January 13, 2015
  • Dessa: Something Old And Something New, Suitable For Choir
    Watch the singer and rapper perform "Skeleton Key" and "The Good Fight" with the VocalEssence choir.December 22, 2014

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

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

From the Classical Notes blog


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Listen to the Stream
  • Etude No. 1 4:40 Philip Glass
    Maki Namekawa, piano
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  • Serenade No. 2 4:17 Johannes Brahms
    Paris Orchestral Ensemble
    Armin Jordan
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