Throughout the month of April, we're celebrating choral music on Classical MPR, and we call our celebration "Voices of Spring." Each weekday, we've got several choral highlights lined up for you including fabulous recordings, live performances and special features.
Listen for these choral highlights throughout April:
Daily programming7:30 a.m. Mondays: Sing to Inspire with Julie Amacher and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
7 a.m. Tuesday to Friday: Wachet Auf! Choral music to help you start your day
9 a.m. weekdays: The Choir Reimagined
Week 1: American Spiritual Ensemble
Week 2: Cross Over
Week 3: TBD
Week 4: Water Music
11 a.m. weekdays: Remembering Robert Shaw (Robert Shaw's centenary is April 30)
3 p.m. Monday to Thursday: Land of 10,000 Choirs - hear samplings from our many local choirs
5 p.m. Monday to Thursday: Opera Choruses
7 p.m. weekdays: Masterworks
9 p.m. weekdays: Quiet Voices - calming music for your evening
Choral specials every TuesdayListen every Tuesday during April at 7 p.m., when we rebroadcast the following choral specials:
April 5: American Spiritual Ensemble 2015
April 12: Estonian Chamber Choir
April 19: St Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
April 26: Eric Whitacre Light and Gold
Live EventsSunday, April 10, 4 p.m. American Spiritual Ensemble (live broadcast from Bethel University)
Friday, April 22: Minnesota Orchestra - Brahms Requiem (live broadcast)
Sunday, April 24: VocalEssence: Listeners' Choice
Saturday, April 30: Bring the Sing, Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn.
Choral CountdownBack in January, we asked you to vote for your favorite choral pieces. We'll count them down on Friday, April 29, playing two pieces per hour, starting at 7 a.m. and continuing to 7 p.m.
And if that's not enough choral music for you, launch our Choral Stream for the best vocal music 24 hours a day, seven days a week.