Minnesota Public Radio features by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31296 en-us Copyright 2015 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:52:28 -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 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