September 8, 2012 // Show # 1357

The Lord's Work

University of Minnesota Concert Choir

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, one last compilation show before the start of the new season. A choir show with the University of Minnesota Concert Choir, and not one but three male choirs: Cantus, Chanticleer and the Fóstbræður Male Choir from Iceland. Bill Holm recites his Choir story, Philip Brunelle appears in an episode of Guy Noir, tenor Raúl Melo sings "Nessun Dorma" with VocalEssence and the St. Olaf Choir has the "Choral Blues." In Lake Wobegon, the choir celebrates Mozart's birthday.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:53 GK Intro
    • 00:02:28 "There's a Meetin' Here," Cantus (1/14/12)
    • 00:05:19 Mouthwash script w/Cantus (1/14/12)
    • 00:06:57 MN Choirs script with VocalEssence (5/16/98)
    • 00:18:31 "Aloha Oe," Chanticleer (1/16/10)
    • 00:22:11 GK Intro Prairie Songs
    • 00:23:19 "Prairie Songs," University of Minnesota Concert Choir (4/24/99)
    • 00:28:42 GK Powdermilk Intro
    • 00:29:15 Powdermilk Biscuit Break (4/8/06)
  • Segment 2
    • 00:30:46 Underwear for Singers script (4/22/00)
    • 00:32:27 Bill Holm reads his "Choir Story" (5/20/06)
    • 00:40:07 Icelandic male choir singing a national song of Iceland (5/20/06)
    • 00:41:44 Guy Noir script with Philip Brunelle (Brunette) (1/25/03)
    • 00:54:32 "Sanctus," VocalEssence (1/25/03)
    • 00:58:08 GK Intermission
  • Segment 3
    • 01:02:19 GK Welcome Back
    • 01:02:56 "Alameda," Frederica von Stade with Chanticleer (1/16/10)
    • 01:06:49 Choir story script about throwing over conductor (5/17/03)
    • 01:18:30 "Nessun Dorma," Raul Melo and VocalEssence (2/13/10)
    • 01:21:59 Death script (2/13/10)
    • 01:32:31 "Jewett," Cantus (1/14/12)
    • 01:33:54 GK Mono Intro
  • Segment 4
    • 01:34:13 News from Lake Wobegon (4/8/06)
  • Segment 5
    • 01:53:01 GK Credits
    • 01:54:28 "Choral Blues," St. Olaf Choir (1/17/00)

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