Music with Minnesotans

Sweet Singing in the Choir: A Poet's Journey

Kris BigalkElizabeth Barnwell

Kris Bigalk


November 10, 2015

Kris Bigalk founded the creative-writing program at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. She's also a poet. Her most recent book of work, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers, was published by New York Quarterly. Kris is also an avid choral singer and an amateur pianist. She'll read a few of her works and share her simply beautiful playlist on this week's Music with Minnesotans.

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 8 with duo pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque. Philips 426 264

John Ireland: "When I Am Dead" with soprano Lisa Milne and pianist Graham Johnson. Hyperion 67261

Beethoven: "Adagio cantabile" from Piano Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique) with pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy. London 473 845

Grieg: Nocturne Op. 54 No. 4 with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. EMI 57296

Paulus: "The Day Is Done" sung by the Normandale Lutheran Church Choir (concert recording)