Christine Rosholt and the music she loved

Longtime Minneapolis singer Christine Rosholt died unexpectedly this week, just a week before her 47th birthday.

Just this week, City Pages reported, she’d sent out a press release about upcoming shows. The cause of her death has not been released.

Just a few weeks ago, she was featured on Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Music with Minnesotans with her friend, Alison Young.


I remember my first day on air when I played a Mozart aria and received a breathless call from Christine even before the last note sounded wanting to know what the piece was because it was used in an incredibly touching moment in the movie “Shawshank Redemption.”

Christine’s eagerness and delight in the music was so contagious, I have found myself often thinking of her enthusiastic listening when I program my mornings on Classical MPR.

Here’s the broadcast:

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