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
- Slideshow: 2012 Harmony in the Park
On Thursday, June 7, 2012, Minnesota Public Radio held its first Harmony in the Park, an annual, outdoor choral event. One Voice Mixed Chorus, the Minnesota Boychoir, and VocalEssence were all on hand. Enjoy these photos from the event.June 11, 2012
- Singing at Elizabeth II's Coronation
As Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee celebrations kick off, former King's Singer Tony Holt has been reminiscing about being a boy soprano in the coronation day choir at Westminster Abbey, and how he started singing in the first place.June 1, 2012
- New Classical Tracks - Ola Gjeilo
At age 34, Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo is pretty lucky to be making a living as a freelance composer. But then again, he never imagined himself doing anything else, "It's something I always wanted. And I believe if you really want something, and for the right reasons, then it usually happens."May 29, 2012
Test Your Knowledge
Test your knowledge of choral music, composers, and terminology.
From the Classical Notes blog