Classical MPR is celebrating choral music and the fifth anniversary of the Choral Stream all throughout the month of April. It's a celebration we call Voices of Spring. Each day, we've got a number of times for you to listen for something special.
In their new album "Rosa Mystica: Choral Music for the Soul," the Maria Magdalena Chamber Choir and director Mats Nilsson perform a variety of choral favorites by Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, and others.
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.