The Choral Hour

Series produced by KHFM

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The Choral Hour explores music created for the most fundamental of instruments- the human voice. One-hour episodes featuring live concert recordings as well as selections from award-winning albums.

Kathlene Ritch hosts The Choral Hour, a series highlighting choral music through the ages as performed by top professional choirs from around the United States, and around the world. If you love singing, or simply enjoy listening to voices combine in pure harmony, this is the program for you.


28 Pieces

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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she celebrates Black History Month! This episode showcases the work of four Black women composers, and the many choirs ...

Bought by WFSU


  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Join host Kathlene Ritch to celebrate the Christmas season with selections from the ensemble Seraphic Fire's Christmas Album, "The Apple Tree," new...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she shares highlights of the 2023 summer season of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Selections from concert programs "The T...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Join host Kathlene Ritch to hear selections from House of Belonging, the 2023 album by the Grammy-winning ensemble Conspirare, joined by the Miró ...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she showcases the Los Angeles Master Chorale, an ensemble comprised of contracted professional singers who provide the ...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 59:30
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she explores the work of American conductor Robert Shaw. You'll see and hear how he and his chamber singers significant...

Bought by Angelica Community Radio


  • Added: May 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Join host Kathlene Ritch to explore music of African American composer Margaret Bonds, with selections from her major works "Credo," "Ballad of the...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Join host Kathlene Ritch for a journey with medieval pilgrims traveling the Camino de Santiago as she explores British composer Joby Talbot's "Path...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2022
  • Length: 01:06:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Join Host Kathlene Ritch to hear excerpts from the vocal ensemble Skylark's 2021 album, "A Christmas Carol." Spoken passages from Dickens' timeless...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:30
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she features music of women composers, including Jocelyn Hagen, Reena Esmail, and Italian Baroque composer Chiara Marga...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:05
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she explores choral settings of the texts of William Shakespeare, including interpretations by Ralph Vaughan Williams, ...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she jumps across the pond to England, to hear an ensemble which has gained rockstar status in the choral world and beyo...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she explores works from two modern composers who are blazing a trail through the classical world: American composer Kev...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:58
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she shares a setting of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, written in 2018 by American composer Benedict Sheehan. This...

  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she features the all-male ensemble, Cantus, and tracks from their albums Manifesto, released in 2021, and their 2022 re...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she celebrates Black History Month! Featuring music of African American composers William Dawson and Moses Hogan. Kathl...

Bought by WFSU, WVTF, WVIK, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she explores the different traditions that ensembles have for their December concerts. What must be done every year to ...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2021
  • Length: 59:05
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she shares music of modern American composer Kile Smith, with selections from three of his larger choral works commissi...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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Join host Kathlene Ritch and get to know the work of two choral groups hailing from Boston: the early music ensemble Blue Heron, and the women's en...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Join host Kathlene Ritch in an episode dedicated to the works of the late American composer Stephen Paulus, featuring performances by the Grammy-no...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:04