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.'