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
- Interview: Anton Armstrong
Director of the St Olaf Choir, Anton Armstrong, conducts Magnum Chorum this weekend. Tradition and beauty go hand-in-hand with a program titled 'Amazing Grace'. Armstrong speaks with Steve Staruch.May 7, 2014
- "Let My People Go": Oratorio Society of Minnesota remembers the Underground Railroad
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota take their audience on a journey through the Underground Railroad this weekend with a concert-length oratorio by composer Donald McCullough that draws from African-American spiritual traditions.May 5, 2014
- Choral Countdown 2014: Your Top 25
We've celebrated choral music all month long during April, our Voices of Spring month. We asked you to nominate your choral favorites, then we asked you to vote. And today, we present the top 25 as voted by you. Listen 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.April 30, 2014
Test Your Knowledge
Test your knowledge of choral music, composers, and terminology.
From the Classical Notes blog