As part of our 50th anniversary each month Classical MPR is digging into our archives to share musical highlights from the past 50 years. This month, we bring you the Dale Warland Singers' farewell concert, recorded live in 2004 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
Eric Whitacre is the most popular choral composer today, and his works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. In this one-hour programs, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse and describes the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.
Tonight at 7 p.m., Classical MPR is broadcasting a semi-staged performance of J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion featuring musicians from the University of Minnesota School of Music and the University of Music Detmold.
On Saturday, March 25, choral-music enthusiasts gathered at the Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., for Bring the Sing, a performance and celebration of choral music. View a slideshow and listen to musical highlights from the event.