This past Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Bring the Sing returned to Rochester for an event that celebrated and honored the civil-rights icon. Listen to the audio and check out the photos from that event.
Hailed by Leonard Bernstein as "the world's greatest choral conductor," Joseph Flummerfelt has died at 82. Classical host Lynne Warfel reflects on performing with the choral master and his accomplishments as a Grammy winner, educator, conductor and arranger.
Sociologists speak of class envy, students of grade envy and Freudians of penis envy. But in the choral world (and what is the choral world, after all, but a trembling microcosm of the very world itself?), it's tenor envy that seethes just beneath the surface.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento died Wednesday at 91 in Minneapolis. Classical MPR director Brian Newhouse looks back fondly on a special moment with Argento and the composer's legacy.
So you're sailing down the Pacific Coast Highway in your 1964 Ford Mustang convertible (with the top down, of course), and "Blue Moon," sung by the Marcels, comes on the radio. What do you do? C'mon...admit it...you sing along with the bass line!
As the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy, Classical MPR shares a performance of 'We Shall Overcome,' from its recent Bring the Sing community singing event in Northfield, Minn.
The government shutdown is reaching into so many pockets of society. The most recent example is the choral world, where we've learned of one devastating instance of Soprano Shutdown, thanks to a satirical website.