People have been gathering to sing together for as long as there have been people and music and the entire history of groups gathering to make music is reflected in works for the chorus. Monks and nuns chanting their evening prayers, modern a capella choirs, the great nineteenth-century choral societies, or the classical music masters writing for the church and stage, Choral Classics explores them all and much more. And for the record, as much as Jeffrey loves choral music he can't sing his way out of a wet paper bag.
HOST - JEFFREY BLAIR
When Jeffrey Blair was asked to take over Choral Classics back in 2005, he knew a little about choral music but had a lot to learn. Since then the exploration into works for the chorus has been exciting and ear-opening. Brand new works, the rediscovery of very old works, sampling the rich choral music scene in Central Texas, and getting to play in the KMFA record library all contribute to the tapestry of Choral Classics.
Tuesday 9 p.m.