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.
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.
This week's Choral Featured Album comes from a land of frozen landscapes and longstanding choral tradition: Sweden. The latest recording from Sweden's Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir is 'Winter Sounds.'
Do you love to sing? Classical MPR seeks voices of all abilities for the second season of Bring the Sing, a community singing event that is part choral workshop, part recording session. Registration is now open for Bring the Sing's Duluth event, scheduled for the morning of Saturday, March 25, 2017. Learn more about the event, and sign up to participate.