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Noteworthy News

Choral Featured Album: 'Tyberg: Masses'
In their new release, the South Dakota Chorale and conductor Brian Schmidt perform both Masses by Austrian composer Marcel Tyberg.

Daily Download: Giuseppe Verdi - I vespri siciliani: Sinfonia
Get a free MP3 of Giuseppe Verdi - I vespri siciliani: Sinfonia, performed by Hungarian State Opera Orchestra.

One Voice Mixed Chorus finds 'Sanctuary' in stories of immigrants
Minnesota has been a place of refuge for immigrants from the earliest days of statehood. The stories of arriving in this place are often poignant. One Voice Mixed Chorus has taken those tales and weaved them into a concert presentation called "Sanctuary."

Flicks in Five: Michael Giacchino
On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel looks at the work of Michael Giacchino. She will share some of his score to 2009's 'Star Trek,' which cleverly interweaves elements of Alexander Courage's melodies from the original TV series' score from the 1960s.

Regional Spotlight: A hint of spring
The Andre Caplet Quintet for Piano and Winds will have you thinking daffodils, crocuses and tulips. A recent performance from Musical Offering is in this week's Regional Spotlight.

Daily Download: Johannes Brahms - A German Requiem: Wie liebich sind Deine Wohnungen
Get a free MP3 of Johannes Brahms - A German Requiem: Wie liebich sind Deine Wohnungen, performed by Slovak Philharmonic Chorus; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Onetime Classical MPR host Bill Parker dies
Bill Parker, a popular host at Classical Minnesota Public Radio in the 1970s and '80s, died on Jan. 15. Host Michael Barone fondly recalls Parker's time at MPR and working with him.

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Upcoming Events

Choir of King's College, Cambridge
March 23, 2015
Cathedral of Saint Paul

Concert of Eastern European Composers
January 28, 2018
At Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

Hamline Church presents Minnesota Chorale
January 28, 2018
At Hamline United Methodist Church

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