Sounds Choral features a selection of choral music for Independence Day, including works by Ives, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, spirituals, and music from a concert by The Princeton Singers. Enjoy this program hosted by Steven Sametz Sunday (7/4) at 2 pm.
Sounds Choral host Ryan Brandau shares selections from the 2020 Grammy Award-winning recording of Dame Ethel Smyth's "The Prison," featuring bass-baritone Dashon Burton and soprano Sarah Bailey, this Sunday (6/27) at 2 pm.
Sounds Choral this week features a new release of works by Estonian composer Veljo Tormis highlighting the music of the "Forgotten Peoples" - those who live along the shores of the Gulf of Finland from Lithuania in the south to Karelia on the Russian-Finnish border. Gabriel Crouch hosts this program Sunday (6/13) at 2 pm.
Host Ethan Sperry is joined this week on Sounds Choral by composer and arranger Desmond Earley, director of the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin for an exploration of Irish choral music. That's Sunday (6/6) at 2 pm.
The choral music of Southeast Asia is in the spotlight this week on Sounds Choral, as host Ethan Sperry is joined by composer Saunder Choi, a former member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. Listen Sunday (5/30) at 2 pm.
Sounds Choral host Ryan Brandau this week explores songs without words - textless compositions that use the range and variety of the human voice - including works by Debussy, Ravel, Shaw, Vaughan Williams and more. The program airs Sunday (5/23) at 2 pm.
Sounds Choral this week features Barber's Reincarnations and Poulenc's Gloria, as well as a work for Earth Day by host Steven Sametz in collaboration with the Indian composer, singer and tampura player Arati Shah-Yukich. Enjoy this program Sunday (5/16) at 2 pm.
This week's Sounds Choral, hosted by Steven Sametz, features a rebroadcast of selections from a concert by The Princeton Singers called "Hear Me Roar," a concert of music by women composers, in honor of Women's History Month coming up in March. Listen Sunday (2/28) at 2 pm.
Sounds Choral host Ethan Sperry presents an introduction to the choral music of Southeast Asia, including secular works from the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore Sunday (1/31) at 2 pm. The program includes an interview with composer Saunder Choi, a former member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers.
Sounds Choral host Ethan Sperry this Sunday (1/10 at 2 pm) presents selections from two masses for double choir - Ralph Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor and Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir - written as Europe was emerging from the Spanish flu when choirs could once again sing together after the Spanish flu.
Host Ryan Brandau shares some of his holiday favorites, in this journey through the Christmas holiday in music featuring tunes from the Renaissance through today. Enjoy Sounds Choral this Sunday (12/27) at 2 pm.
Ethan Sperry, Director of Choral Activities at Portland State University, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Oregon Repertory Singers, hosts "A Very 'Sperry' Christmas", featuring sacred music for the season from performances he has conducted in Ohio and on the West Coast. Listen Sunday (12/20) at 2 pm.
This week Sounds Choral host Deborah Simpkin King presents two works based on carols of the season - Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols and Conrad Susa's Carols & Lullabies. Tune in Sunday (12/6) at 2 pm.