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

Previous concerts

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


Live Concert Broadcasts

Choral Concerts produced by Classical MPR

Sound engineers from MPR will attend area choral concerts to make recordings that can reach new audiences through broadcast and online services.

On Stage

Harmony in the Park

Save the date: on Thursday, June 5, 2014, Classical MPR presents the second installment of Harmony in the Park, a free outdoor choral festival at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.

Choral features from Classical MPR

  • Regional Spotlight: St. Olaf Choir and Abbie Betinis
    The old and the brand new from a recent St. Olaf Choir concert.April 1, 2010
  • Regional Spotlight: St. Olaf Choir
    One of the new pieces heard on this year's St. Olaf Christmas festival was written by a student composer, Stanford Scriven, class of '11. It's a sparkling setting of a familiar text and you can hear it today on regional spotlight.December 10, 2009
  • Regional Spotlight - Summer Singers
    Tune in to Classical Minnesota Public Radio Thursday afternoon for Regional Spotlight. Host Steve Staruch will highlight Minnesota choir The Summer Singers.November 5, 2009

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

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

From the Classical Notes blog


On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Strike Up the Band: Overture 10:36 George Gershwin
    BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
    Yan Pascal Tortelier
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  • Hooray for Hollywood 10:36 Richard Whiting
    Boston Pops Orchestra
    John Williams
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Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Classical Notes Blog

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