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Spirituals Grace The American Sound Saturday on Classical 101

Color photograph of the men's a cappella chorus Chanticleer in mid-performance inside a church
San Francisco-based men's a cappella vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs some of their signature arrangements of Spirituals Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound.
18, 2013

Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick Saturday at 6pm as legendary soprano Leontyne Price, the Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer and others perform an evening of Spirituals on The American Sound.

Great Opera in Columbus This Saturday

Licia Albanese as Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme
Licia Albanese as Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme
28, 2012

Two magnificent archival broadcasts form the Metropolitan Opera on Classical 101, this Saturday at 1 pm.

Leontyne Price Sings Gershwin’s “Summertime”

9, 2012

Some singers are great, but few are so good they defy description. Soprano Leontyne Price – the embodiment of vocal strength, musical elegance and personal grace – is one of the few. In the video above Price sings an encore – requested by President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter – at her 1978 [...]

Great Performances at The Metropolitan Opera: Tosca, April 7, 1962

album cover for Sony's release of the Metropolitan Opera's 1962 broadcast of Puccini's Tosca
Sony Classical has released a live recording of the April 7, 1962 broadcast of the Met's production of Puccini's Tosca.
May 6, 2011

Sony Classical continues their release of classic Metropolitan Opera broadcasts with a 1962 Met production of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ with Leontyne Price in the title role.

Columbus Symphony and Chorus Performs Verdi’s Requiem

The ceiling in the Ohio Theatre, Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio Theatre (ceiling) in Columbus, Ohio, where the Columbus Symphony and Chorus performed Giuseppe Verdi's "Messa da Requiem."
8, 2011

Columbus Symphony and Chorus performs Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Messa da Requiem’ in the Ohio Theatre. The story and inspiration behind this sacred work.

Happy Birthday, Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price
American opera singer Leontyne Price in 1953.
10, 2011

February 10 is the birthday of Leontyne Price. There will never be a voice like this again. It soared, it glittered and it dug itself into your heart.

Christopher Purdy Makes His List for the Desert Island

Deserted Island
What would you need to survive on a deserted island? Besides electricity, that is?
1, 2009

This is the music that has meant the most to me over the years, in no particular order.