Minnesota Public Radio features by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31296 en-us Copyright 2016 Minnesota Public Radio Sat, 02 Jul 2016 01:35:08 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Sing to Inspire: Los Angeles choral organization brings 1000 students to Walt Disney Concert Hall Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a segment about a a high school choral festival held at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/20/sing-to-inspire-los-angeles-choral-organization-brings-1000-students-to-walt-disney-conce?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:00:00 -0500 Orange County Public Schools choir perform moving tribute to Orlando victims The Orange County Public School system assembled a massive choir from Orlando to sing 'Beautiful City' from the musical 'Godspell' in response to the June 12 tragedy. Scott Evans, Orange County Public Schools' Senior Administrator of Visual and Performing Arts, says, 'We heal so many more when we can deliver our song to the masses.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/15/orange-county-public-schools-choir-perform-moving-tribute-to-orlando-victims?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:41:10 -0500 Sing to Inspire: And So We Go On Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a segment about remembering lost loved ones through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/24/sing-to-inspire-and-so-we-go-on?refid=0 Mon, 30 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Keep Singing Project Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a segment about a new initiative that helps people to keep singing together. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/23/sing-to-inspire-keep-singing-project?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2016 06:45:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: To Sing Again Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a story about a classical music radio host that battled leukemia and found comfort through singing again. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/25/sing-to-inspire-to-sing-again?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Conspirare's Stephen Paulus Tribute Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a segment about Conspirare's upcoming Stephen Paulus tribute concert at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/09/sing-to-inspire-conspirares-stephen-paulus-tribute?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 06:30:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: The Power of Group Singing Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a story about a recent study on the benefits of group singing. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/09/sing-to-inspire-the-power-of-group-singing?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 06:30:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Your Top 25 Choral Pieces Were... Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a segment about the nation's Top 25 choral pieces. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/25/sing-to-inspire-top-25-choral-countdown?refid=0 Sat, 23 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: King's College Choir inspires new Minnesota choral ensemble Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a segment about a new choir that combines gifted high school singers with professional singers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/17/sing-to-inspire-magpies-and-ravens?refid=0 Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:30:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Boychoirs Unite Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a segment a recent collaboration between several boychoirs from across Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/11/sing-to-inspire-boychoirs-unite?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:45:00 -0500 Allen Hightower's Nordic farewell For six years, Allen Hightower has conducted Luther College's Nordic Choir. Soon, he will leave for a new position in his native Texas. Hightower spoke to Classical MPR about his experience at Luther, including one of his favorite memories as Nordic Choir's conductor. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/08/allen-hightower-s-nordic-farewell?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:30:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: On Tour with the American Spiritual Ensemble Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a segment about the upcoming American Spiritual Ensemble tour across the upper Midwest. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/04/sing-to-inspire-on-tour-with-the-american-spiritual-ensemble?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Memorable Melodies Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a story an exclusive with Ola Gjeilo and his new recording from Decca Classics. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/28/sing-to-inspire-memorable-melodies?refid=0 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Give Them Hope Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a story about a music education program that is making impact on student achievement. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/16/sing-to-inspire-give-them-hope?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: There is Magic in Memphis Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a story about a unique choral music festival held by the University of Memphis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/14/sing-to-inspire-there-is-magic-in-memphis?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: The Voices of Aloha Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a story about a choral music in the state of Hawaii. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/07/sing-to-inspire-the-voices-of-aloha?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Celebration of the Spiritual - Vol. 4 Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share the fourth installment of a series on the African-American spiritual. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/29/sing-to-inspire-celebration-of-the-spiritual-vol-4?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Celebration of the Spiritual - Vol. 3 Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share the third installment of a series on the African-American spiritual. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/22/sing-to-inspire-celebration-of-the-spiritual--vol-3?refid=0 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 05:26:53 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Celebration of the Spiritual - Vol. 2 Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share the second installment of a series on the African-American spiritual. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/15/sing-to-inspire-celebration-of-the-spiritual--vol-2?refid=0 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 02:00:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: History of the Morehouse College Glee Club Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share an interview and live performance with Dr. David Morrow and the Morehouse College Glee Club Quartet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/08/sing-to-inspire-history-of-the-morehouse-glee-club?refid=0 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Cantus and Chanticleer walked into a bar... Cantus and Chanticleer walked into a bar. It sounds like a joke, but this singing is pure awesomeness. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/04/cantus-and-chanticleer-walked-into-a-bar?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:20:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Celebration of the Spiritual - Vol. 1 Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a the first installment of a series on the African-American spiritual. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/01/sing-to-inspire-celebration-of-the-spiritual-vol-1?refid=0 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Precious Lord Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a story about Thomas Dorsey's powerful song, "Take My Hand, Precious Lord". http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/18/sing-to-inspire-precious-lord?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Clausen's Courage Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares a story about Rene Clausen and one of his most beloved compositions. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/05/sing-to-inspire-clausens-courage?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:30:00 -0600 Vote for your favorite choral music This year, to celebrate your favorite choral works, we have partnered with Twin Cities-based VocalEssence to assemble a ballot of the top 100 choral favorites. We ask you to vote by choosing your Top 5 selections. VocalEssence will perform your Top 15 in a concert this April, and we'll play your favorites on the Choral Stream. Submit your votes today! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/06/vote-for-your-favorite-choral-music?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:50:00 -0600 Vote for your favorite choral pieces This year, to celebrate your favorite choral works, we have partnered with Twin Cities-based VocalEssence to assemble a ballot of the top 100 choral favorites. We ask you to vote by choosing your Top 5 selections. VocalEssence will perform your Top 15 in a concert this April. Submit your votes today! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/06/vote-for-your-favorite-choral-pieces?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:50:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Wanting Memories Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares the second of two-part series on breast cancer awareness. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/19/sing-to-inspire-wanting-memories?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 06:30:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Pay It Forward Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a story about choral music changing the life of the gift conductor, Dr. Jeffery Redding. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/28/sing-to-inspire-pay-it-forward?refid=0 Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:00:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Nordic Nativity Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share an interview and new holiday recording from VocalEssence. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/20/sing-to-inspire-nordic-nativity?refid=0 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 06:30:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: And the GRAMMY goes to... Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share interviews and performances from U.S. choirs that were nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Choral Performance category. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/12/sing-to-inspire-and-the-grammy-goes-to?refid=0 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 06:45:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Something to Think About Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share surprising data on choral singing and highlight an extraordinary professional female choral ensemble. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/07/sing-to-inspire-something-to-think-about?refid=0 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 06:45:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Men United in Song Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a story about the celebration of male singing across the midwest and beyond. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/24/sing-to-inspire-men-united-in-song?refid=0 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 06:00:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: Hope and Quietly Wait Each week, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Julie Amacher share a choral music story from around the country. This week, they share a moving story about how music provided a connection between a son, and his father who was battling, and eventually succumbed to dementia. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/23/sing-to-inspire-hope-and-quietly-wait?refid=0 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:00:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: We Rise Again Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares a story about a choral festival and it's impact on a community for over 35 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/02/sing-to-inspire-we-rise-again?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:45:00 -0600 Sing to Inspire: For You, Mother Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares the first of two-part series on breast cancer awareness. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/12/sing-to-inspire-for-you-mother?refid=0 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 06:30:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: It All Started With Choir Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares a story about Pentatonix and the rise of choral singing in new arenas. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/28/sing-to-inspire-it-all-started-with-choir?refid=0 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 06:30:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Choral Giants, Farewell Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares a story about choral giant, Kenneth Jennings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/21/sing-to-inspire-choral-giants?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Why We Do What We Do Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares a story from the University of Saint Thomas Peruvian Tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/14/sing-to-inspire-why-we-do-what-we-do?refid=0 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 06:00:00 -0500 #ChoralDebut of Anuna's "Revelation" CD The #ChoralDebut of Anuna's "Revelation" begins at 8 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Following the broadcast, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and artistic director Michael McGlynn will have a Google Hangout to discuss the recording and all things Anuna. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/08/25/choraldebut-of-anunas-revelation-cd?refid=0 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:30:00 -0500 Exclusive Video from The Santa Fe Desert Chorale The American Choral Directors Association and Soundwaves provide us with an exclusive video performance of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale from the 2015 National ACDA Conference. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/30/the-santa-fe-desert-chorale-exclusive?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:30:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Tales of Dale and Dominick Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares a story from being in the Minnesota Beethoven Festival Chorale. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/29/sing-to-inspire-tales-of-dale-and-dominick?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:15:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Chorus America and More Choral Magic Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares a story from the Chorus America Annual Conference. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/22/sing-to-inspire-summer-fun-?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:15:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Movin' On Up Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, shares a choral music story from around the country. This week, Tesfa shares a story from the Oregon Bach Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/15/sing-to-inspire-movin-on-up?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:00:00 -0500 A Choral Birthday Tribute to Anne Frank In a special tribute on Anne Frank's 86th birthday, listen to the San Francisco Girls Chorus perform composer Linda Tutas Haugen's Anne Frank: A Living Voice. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/12/a-choral-birthday-tribute-to-anne-frank?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Miraculously Finding Peace Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/08/sing-to-inspire-miraculously-finding-peace?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Harmony in the Park Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. This week, Tesfa gives us a preview of Harmony in the Park, scheduled in Minneapolis on June 4 and in Duluth on June 28. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/01/sing-to-inspire-harmony-in-the-park?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0500 The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists to Premiere 'Ghost Camp' The Singers will present world premiere of Ghost Camp with chamber ensemble Zeitgeist and actor James Ramlet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/29/the-singers--minnesota-choral-artists-to-premiere-ghost-camp?refid=0 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500 Exclusive Video of New Choral Opera: The Radio Hour Watch this exclusive video of the co-commissioned choral opera, The Radio Hour, by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/26/exclusive-video-of-new-choral-opera-the-radio-hour-?refid=0 Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Grit and Grind Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/18/sing-to-inspire-grit-and-grind?refid=0 Sun, 17 May 2015 10:15:00 -0500 Save the Date, May 18: #ChoralDebut of Conspirare's Path of Miracles The #ChoralDebut of Conspirare's "Path of Miracles" begins at 6pm CDT on May 18th. Following the broadcast, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and Craig Hella Johnson will have a fun conversation about the recording , at 7 p.m. CDT. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/14/choral-debut-of-conspirares-path-of-miracles?refid=0 Thu, 14 May 2015 18:15:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Keeping it Fresh Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/11/sing-to-inspire-keeping-it-fresh?refid=0 Mon, 11 May 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Protect Our House Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/04/sing-to-inspire-protect-our-house?refid=0 Mon, 04 May 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: The Choral Sanctuary Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/25/sing-to-inspire-the-choral-sanctuary?refid=0 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Beautiful Diversity Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/19/sing-to-inspire-beautiful-diversity?refid=0 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire: Inspirational Conductor Surprised Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/07/sing-to-inspire-inspirational-conductor-surprised?refid=0 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire Vol. 2 Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/06/sing-to-inspire-vol-2?refid=0 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:45:00 -0500 Anton Armstong: Choral Legend Featured on Twin Cities Public Television A beautiful story about Dr. Anton Armstrong's contributions to the St. Olaf Choir over the past 25 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/05/anton-armstong-choral-legend-featured-on-twin-cities-public-television?refid=0 Sun, 05 Apr 2015 18:45:00 -0500 Sing to Inspire Vol. 1 Each week, American Public Media/Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Choral Initiative Manager, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, travels across the country building community through choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/31/sing-to-inspire-vol-1?refid=0 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0500 Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota (Exclusive Video) Here is an exclusive video of the Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota Children's Choral Festival. You definitely don't want to miss this video. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/31/honors-choirs-of-southeast-minnesota-video-exclusive?refid=0 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500 Eric Whitacre's Cover of 'Man of Constant Sorrow' will blow your mind At the 2014 iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in London, Eric Whitacre, Marius Beck and The Eric Whitacre Singers partnered up for some amazing music-making. One of their collaborations is this version of the folk song 'Man of Constant Sorrow,' which was re-popularized by the movie 'O Brother Where Art Thou?' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/20/eric-whitacres-cover-of-man-of-constant-sorrow-will-blow-your-mind?refid=0 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:20:00 -0500 Meet the Apollo Master Chorale The newly minted Apollo Master Chorale pulls together some of the best national and local singers under the artistic direction of Sean Vogt. Tesfa Wondemagegnehu recently attended the choir's recording session and shares his thoughts about the ensemble. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/13/meet-the-apollo-master-chorale?refid=0 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:50:00 -0500 12 Days of Choral Christmas Starting Dec. 12, Classical MPR's Tesfa reveals a choral special as he counts his way to Christmas Eve. Check this page each day at 11:45 a.m. to hear the day's feature, and listen to the Choral Stream. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/12/12-days-of-choral-christmas?refid=0 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:50:00 -0600 Tesfa's Choral Car: Announcing the Winning Name! Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Classical MPR's choral initiatives manager, bought a car that he'll be driving throughout Minnesota to share the joy of choral music. He asked listeners to submit their name ideas for the vehicle. From more than 200 creative ideas, Tesfa is pleased to announce the winning name. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/13/tesfas-choral-car-the-winning-name?refid=0 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:05:00 -0600 Announcing Classical MPR's 2014-15 Choral Series The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir has thrilled audiences of all ages for more than 500 years; now, it bring its singular sound to the Basilica of Saint Mary. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/11/announcing-classical-mpr-s-2014-15-choral-series?refid=0 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:50:00 -0500 Help name Tesfa's 'choral car' Classical MPR's Tesfa Wondemagegnehu recently bought himself a new car so he can drive all over spreading the joy of choral music. Now he just needs a perfect name for his new ride. What ideas do you have? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/07/help-name-tesfa-s-choral-car?refid=0 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:10:00 -0500 How Maya Angelou inspired choral music Maya Angelou, one of the most beloved African-American authors, died today at age 86. In spite of her difficult childhood, she became an award-winning writer and a leading civil-rights activist who ultimately received the 2010 Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Even facing the rockiest of realities, Maya Angelou still rose -- and inspired others. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/comparing_notes/archive/2014/05/maya_angelou_an.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 28 May 2014 15:30:00 -0500 Video Chat: Conductor Charles Bruffy Grammy award-winning conductor Charles Bruffy leads the Kansas City Chorale. On Friday, May 9, Bruffy participated in a live video chat with Classical MPR's Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. You can view this fun and engaging conversation, now archived on the Classical Notes blog. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/comparing_notes/archive/2014/05/casual_conversa_2.shtml?refid=0 Sat, 10 May 2014 16:00:00 -0500 Celebrate Choral Month: Take the Choral Geek Quiz! OK, choral music fans -- it's time to test your music mettle! Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Classical MPR's Choral Stream producer, has put together this Choral Geek Quiz; two quizzes, in fact. Try both levels and see how much you know about choral music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/23/celebrate-choral-month-take-the-choral-geek-quiz?refid=0 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:00:00 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/08/discovering-pentatonix?refid=0 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:50:00 -0500 American Spiritual Ensemble will tear the roof off the Central Presbyterian Church Classical Minnesota Public Radio presents the critically acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble in concert February 13. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/06/american-spiritual-ensemble?refid=0 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:00:00 -0600