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.
Do you love to sing? Classical MPR seeks voices of all abilities for the third season of Bring the Sing, a community singing event that is part choral workshop, part recording session. Join us in Rochester on Sunday, Jan. 28.
Composer Abbie Betinis continues a family tradition begun in 1922 by her great-grandfather by writing a new carol every year. For the 17th consecutive year, Betinis premieres this year's carol on Classical MPR. Her new carol is called 'Touch Hands.'
With the holiday season looming, the Dominican Sisters of Mary joined NPR's Scott Simon for an in-studio performance and discussion of their latest album, 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring: Christmas with the Dominican Sisters of Mary.'