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

  • 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
  • Regional Spotlight: Saint Thomas Choir from NYC
    Tune-in at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16th for a special treat. Sixteen men and three dozen boys are the Saint Thomas Choir from Saint Thomas Church in New York City, led by John Scot.March 16, 2013
  • Regional Spotlight: South Dakota Chorale
    Bach requires much from his singers in his handful of motets. The South Dakota Chorale led by Brian Schmidt is a first rate ensemble that is more than up to the challenge.March 14, 2013

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

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

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  • Piano Concerto No. 4: Rondo 5:37 Ludwig van Beethoven
    Montreal Symphony Orchestra
    Kent Nagano
    Till Fellner, piano
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  • Toward a New Life 4:55 Josef Suk
    Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
    Erich Kunzel
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