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

 On-Air

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 dates: The land of 10,000 choirs has never sounded so good. This year, Classical MPR presents Harmony in the Park to the third power, with dates in Minneapolis (June 5); Mankato (June 8); and Duluth (June 15).

Harmony in the Park

The land of 10,000 choirs has never sounded so good. In 2014, Classical MPR presented Harmony in the Park to the third power, with dates in Minneapolis (June 5); Mankato (June 8); and Duluth (June 15).

Choral features from Classical MPR

  • Minnesota Choral Christmas
    We can't play 10,000 choirs--though it sometimes seems like Minnesota has that many. But for one hour, we will look at Christmas through the lens of Minnesota's rich choral culture: choirs from Concordia in Moorhead to Kantorei in the Twin Cities, from Bemidji to Rochester and more. Listen on December 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.December 20, 2011
  • Vaughan Williams' Hodie
    Tune in on Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. to hear Ralph Vaughan Williams' Cantata, Hodie. His last major choral/orchestral work, it is a fun and beautiful piece for this Christmas season.December 20, 2011
  • Echoes of Christmas
    Moving selections of choral classics celebrating Christmas. The Dale Warland Singers provided magical performances to listeners across the country for over 30 years and were acclaimed as America's premiere choir. Their signature holiday concert - beloved by public radio listeners nationwide - was the annual Echoes of Christmas program. Drawing upon the archive of their live performances, Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse create a very special Christmas musical treat on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m.December 16, 2011

Test Your Knowledge

Choral Trivia Quiz

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

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On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Carmen Fantasy 9:03 Pablo de Sarasate
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    Neville Marriner
    Leila Josefowicz, violin
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  • Menuet on the name Hadyn 9:00 Maurice Ravel
    Sean Chen, piano
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You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.