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
- Remembering Dr. Philip Lewis Steen
A humble but very influential Minnesota music icon passed away on Jan. 21, 2015, at the age of 81. In remembrance, Classical MPR's archival producer Steve Barnett has selected three choral pieces conducted by Dr. Steen and recorded at MPR in 1974.January 27, 2015
- Regional Spotlight: Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester
The Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester sing Shakespeare lyrics in old and new arrangements. Rick Kvam directs his singers in this week's Regional Spotlight.January 22, 2015
- How One Of Gospel's Essential Songs Gave 'Selma' Its Soul
A hymn favored by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helps the Oscar-nominated film make a well-known historical story powerfully intimate. But the song has a tragic story of its own.January 21, 2015
Test Your Knowledge
Test your knowledge of choral music, composers, and terminology.
From the Classical Notes blog