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
- VocalEssence special: The Myriad Voices of Philip Brunelle
On Thursday, Oct. 23, we aired our latest Archive on the Radio special, with exclusive performances from Philip Brunelle and VocalEssence. The program includes pieces by Dominick Argento, Stephen Paulus and Libby Larsen, to name a few.October 23, 2014
- Announcing Classical MPR's 2014-15 Choral Series
The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir has thrilled audiences of all ages for more than 500 years; now, it bring its singular sound to the Basilica of Saint Mary.October 22, 2014
- New Classical Tracks: Karl Jenkins, 'Motets'
Composer Karl Jenkins marks his 70th birthday and his 50th year as a musician with a collection of new pieces and new arrangements of his most popular works.October 15, 2014
Test Your Knowledge
Test your knowledge of choral music, composers, and terminology.
From the Classical Notes blog