The St. Olaf Christmas Festival has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The concert performance includes hymns, carols, choral works and orchestral selections featuring more than 500 student musicians. Watch the live stream here, or listen on Classical MPR, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
'All Is Bright' offers an hour of gorgeous, contemplative choral music that tells the traditional Christmas story with songs about angels, the star and the manger scene. Featured artists include Cantus, Chanticleer, Cambridge Singers, Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby, Jessye Norman and a variety of choirs. Lynne Warfel hosts.
Stephen Cleobury, the esteemed director of England's world-famous Choir of King's College, Cambridge, died Friday at 70. Michael Barone, the host of the U.S. broadcast of King's 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,' pays tribute to the musical mastermind.
Come along as we cruise through the Duluth Canal and experience a glorious Lake Superior morning aboard the longest ship plying the Great Lakes, the Interlake Steamship Company's Paul R. Tregurtha -- all accompanied by beautiful classical music!
Classical MPR and The Current are pleased to present a special Bring the Sing event on the winter solstice. Join us Dec. 21 for a free evening of holiday sing-alongs and seasonal spirit at Theo Wirth Park in Minneapolis.
Did you miss our Facebook Live event with Jake Runestad? You can now watch the full video, as host Brian Newhouse talks with the composer about his new release from Delos Music, 'The Hope of Loving,' performed by Conspirare.
The St. Olaf Band, under the direction of Timothy Mahr, performs an arrangement of a sacred work by Claudio Monteverdi that required both singing and playing. The instrumental lines in "Adoramus te, Christi" mimic and enhance the vocal lines for a modern take on this Baroque classic.