On Sunday, Feb. 19, vocal activist Melanie DeMore leads the VocalEssence chorus and local school choirs in "VocalEssence WITNESS," an annual concert celebrating the contributions made to American arts by African Americans. The program features student singers from school choirs in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and a work by local composer Daniel Kantor.
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.
Men's vocal ensemble Cantus join host Alison Young for an hour of music and conversation in celebration of Valentine's Day. Through their music, Cantus give voice to that familiar kind of love we celebrate on this day while also broadening that definition through their songs and personal reflections.
Tune into the Choral Stream on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at noon and again at 7 p.m., to hear highlights from the January Bring the Sing, recorded in Rochester, Minn. You can also view a photo slideshow from the event.