Classical MPR launches choral initiative

Minnesota is a hotbed for choral music, but it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.

Now Classical MPR has announced a new project to raise the profile of choral music in Minnesota.


Classical MPR’s new Choral Initiative seeks to celebrate the local choral music scene while also bringing world class choirs like the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir – shown above – to Minnesota audiences.

The Choral Initiative, as it’s called, can be experienced online, on air and onstage.

Online: Starting now you can enjoy listening to choral music at any time of day or night on Classical MPR’s new Choral Stream. You can also select from a number of free MP3 downloads.

On air: Classical MPR will broadcast live concerts from the national convention of Chorus America in Minneapolis this summer, and from the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN) 50th anniversary in November.

On stage: Classical MPR has announced the launch of a new annual outdoor choral festival. This year “Harmony in the Park” will take place on June 7th at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, and feature One Voice Mixed Chorus, the Minnesota Boychoir and VocalEssence… and it’s free.

In addition, Classical MPR will invite some of the world’s finest choirs to Minnesota to perform for local audiences in the coming year, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, King’s College Choir and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

You can find out all the details here.

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