Choral Music


Anonymous 4 Bids Farewell With Songs From 1865

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In its last touring season, beloved a cappella ensemble performs selections from its latest album,1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War in the studio.


The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Ringing in the Year of the Sheep

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Young Artists Showcase presents music and musicians from China to celebrate the Asian Lunar New Year.


WQXR Features

Karl Jenkins: From Choral Classics to Classic Commercials

Friday, January 16, 2015

Karl Jenkins's knack for mixing different types of sounds has helped to make him one of today's most-performed living composers. The Welsh composer speaks about his unusual career.

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Q2 Music

Raised Voices: 24 Hours to Satisfy Your Choral Fixation

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Join us all day today (Jan 30) for an encore presentation of Raised Voices:  24 hours of today's wild and ravishingly beautiful music for vocal and choral ensemble.

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My Classical Podcast

Episode 6: Gauntlett's 'Once in Royal David’s City'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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My Classical Podcast

Episode 5: O Magnum Mysterium

Monday, December 22, 2014

For this downloadable podcast we offer the nativity scene as rendered in Morten Lauridsen's choral piece, performed by the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine.

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WQXR Features

Light and Gold: The Music of Eric Whitacre

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Today at 4 pm, superstar choral composer and conductor Eric Whitacre shares Christmas favorites with co-host Brian Newhouse.


Vocal Chords

Raised Voices and Good Vibrations: New Destination for Vocal Music

Monday, December 01, 2014

On Monday, Dec. 1 at 8 pm, Q2 Music launches Vocal Chords - a weekly winter destination celebrating the bewitching spectrum of 21st-century music for voice, and we want your input.

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My Daily Bach

Episode 16: Orpheus Plays Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Monday, November 24, 2014

Today's feature is one of Bach's signature chorale pieces – the 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' performed by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.


From the Top

Princeton, New Jersey

Saturday, August 23, 2014

This week's From the Top, from Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University, celebrates the 75th anniversary of the American Boychoir.

New Sounds

Choral Properties

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear choral music from a new recording of a score by Canadian composer Matthew Patton for the film “Tales From Gimli Hospital,” a film by Guy Maddin.  Patton has worked with world-class choreographers (the likes of Paul Taylor for a production called "Speaking in Tongues"), collaborated with with Icelandic musicians (members of múm and amiina) for a 2011 cinema-musical event of the film, and worked with filmmaker Guy Maddin on multiple occasions and in multiple projects.


The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Easter Around The (Old) World

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday at 8 am, to celebrate Easter, we sample some of the most ebullient and transcendent works for choir.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Season Finale: French Masterworks

Sunday, March 30, 2014

On this Season Finale of The Choral Mix, Kent Tritle wraps up with an hour of French Masterworks, and a heavy focus on choral music plus organ.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Spring for Choral Music

Sunday, March 23, 2014

This edition of the Choral Mix is an exploration of how choral composers have welcomed spring. We hear the sweeping melodies of Rachmaninoff, the lyricism of Vaughan Williams and the elegance of Haydn.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Choral Canadians

Sunday, March 16, 2014

This week’s edition of the Choral Mix is a survey of the vast musical landscape of Canada, from early music ensembles to modern masterpieces.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

A Lenten Mix

Sunday, March 09, 2014

This week, an hour of choral works for Lent and Holy Week. It includes a late Renaissance work for Ash Wednesday so heavily guarded by the Vatican that it took a boy genius to smuggle it out.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Shakespeare in Song

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The one-two punch of words plus music gives choral music its power. And when the words come from William Shakespeare, the music is all the more inspired.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Alice Parker: A Vocal Craftsman

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Alice Parker is a living legend among choral music fans and this week’s show is dedicated to her music. We hear her work as a composer, arranger and conductor.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Choral L'Amour

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Kent Tritle has arranged a bouquet of romantic music for chorus. We hear some of the oldest odes to love, some of the newest and the timeless love-song waltzes by Johannes Brahms.


The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

A Wintry Mix of Choral Music

Sunday, February 09, 2014

This week Kent Tritle brings new meaning to the expression, “wintry mix.” His mix includes five centuries of works celebrating snow.