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!
The World's Finest Choirs
At Central Presbyterian Church
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
At the Cathedral of St. Paul
At the Cathedral of St. Paul
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.
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).
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
- Gregorian chant gets a "Second Coming" with help from hip-hop
We should expect musicians to continue combining genres and styles in increasingly inventive and fascinating ways, often blurring the lines between "high" and "low" art. The best examples will be the musicians who understand the musical puzzle pieces they combine to create something clever. Take this song that mixed rap with Gregorian chant, all in the name of selling shoes during the NBA playoffs several years back.April 16, 2014
- Eric Whitacre conducts the Minnesota Orchestra
On Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m., Classical MPR aired the live broadcast of Eric Whitacre conducting the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Chorale and soprano Hila Plitmann. Whitacre shares some thoughts about the communal power of a choir and about chord clusters.April 11, 2014
- Discovering Pentatonix: 2 new videos from the world's most popular choral group
Classical MPR's Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Brian Newhouse talk about how they discovered Pentatonix -- and share two brand new videos from their studio performance.April 8, 2014
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From the Classical Notes blog