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
- Stephen Paulus and "The Shoemaker": Three Hermits deserve one Good Samaritan
Fifteen years ago, Stephen Paulus wrote a one-act opera called "The Three Hermits". But since then, Paulus wanted to write a second, complimentary opera. That new opera is "The Shoemaker."September 27, 2012
- Regional Spotlight - State Fair Singers
Directed by Samuel Kjellberg, the State Fair Singers, a young adult choir, performs Samuel Barber's Mary Hynes and Pseudo-Yoik by Finnish composer Jaako Mantyjarvi.August 30, 2012
- Slideshow: State Fair Singers
The State Fair Singers are performing a series of concerts at State Fair MPR Booth. Enjoy these pictures of a recent performance, and come hear them next time!August 28, 2012
Test Your Knowledge
Test your knowledge of choral music, composers, and terminology.
From the Classical Notes blog