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Sing-alonSing-along with some the masterworks of choral music on the VPR Choral Hour.g with Handel's "Messiah" on the VPR Choral Hour this week.
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Download the score for this week's sing-along here...

Sancte Deus - Thomas Tallis

If Ye Love Me - Thomas Tallis

Hear the Voice and Prayer - Thomas Tallis

Spem in Alium (complete) - Thomas Tallis (individual vocal part books are available below)

Pumpkin pie
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Join us this Thanksgiving week for fresh holiday programming, beloved traditions, and great music.

Portrait of Moira Smiley
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This fall and winter, listen for special guests hosts on All The Traditions while Robert Resnik takes some time off from producing VPR’s weekly folk and world music program. 

Vermont Edition Host Jane Lindholm
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After nearly 14 years as host of Vermont Edition, Jane Lindholm will move into a new role at VPR in February, expanding But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids, as well as producing special news projects for the station.

Vermont Public Radio and Seven Days have won a 2020 National Edward R. Murrow award for their 2019 series 'Worse For Care,' a joint investigation into Vermont's assisted living and residential care homes for the elderly.
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Vermont Public Radio and Seven Days have won a 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award for their 2019 series “Worse For Care,” a joint investigation into Vermont’s assisted living and residential care homes for the elderly. The award for Investigative Reporting in the Small Market Radio Division was presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association on October 10.

Vermont Public Radio has launched the Diverse Voices Initiative, a comprehensive approach to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts both internally and in delivering greater public service to audiences everywhere.
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Vermont Public Radio has launched the Diverse Voices Initiative, a comprehensive approach to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts both internally and in delivering greater public service to audiences everywhere. 

VPR has added 1A, hosted by Jenn White, to its weekday schedule.
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Vermont Public Radio will air the program 1A on weekdays at 11 a.m. beginning October 5, as On Point transitions to a one-hour program.

Photo: Angela Evancie / Illustration: Lara Dickson for VPR

With all that's going on in the news, you may be struggling to make sense of the election that's less than a month away. VPR's Statehouse Reporters Bob Kinzel and Peter Hirschfeld are here for you to walk you through what we know and discuss how it might affect our future.

They will be sharing their observations and taking your questions. This event will not be recorded, so be sure to sign up here and join us on October 14 at 7 p.m. to be part of the discussion.

VPR and Vermont PBS are collaborating on a series of debates ahead of the 2020 general election.
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Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have announced the 2020 VPR–Vermont PBS Debates, a series of pre-recorded debates among candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and U.S. House of Representatives. The debates will be moderated by Bob Kinzel and Jane Lindholm during VPR’s program Vermont Edition and broadcast by Vermont PBS.

Results from the third of three statewide public opinion surveys will be released on Tuesday, September 22.
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How are Vermonters feeling about the upcoming national and local elections, the state’s handling of the coronavirus, and the reopening of schools and universities this fall? Next week, VPR and Vermont PBS will release the results of the third of three statewide public opinion surveys, providing valuable insight into the minds of Vermonters in the 2020 presidential election year.

As a media organization and cultural influencer in Vermont, we want to be especially clear about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We've outlined several steps over the next year to improve.
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It’s been three months since police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis and just weeks since law enforcement shot Jacob Blake in the back in Wisconsin. VPR has been processing these tragedies, plus COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color, and the resounding calls for all—but especially those in positions of power—to stand up against, and dismantle, white supremacy. 

A second season of Vermont Public Radio's "Safe & Sound" Vermont music series premieres this Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m.
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A second season of Vermont Public Radio’s “Safe & Sound” Vermont music series premieres this Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m.

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VPR's listener-supported funding model gives us the capacity to create our news and programming, drive our growth and secure our future. More than half of our annual funding comes from individual listeners, with approximately 28,000 members individual donations in any amount. Join our community of supporters now

The boards of VPR and Vermont PBS have voted to join together to create a new public media organization, to better serve the community.
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The boards of Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS voted today to join together to create a new public media organization, to better serve the community.

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Last week VPR and Charlie Nardozzi teamed up with Sarah Pounders of Kids Gardening for a virtual event about fall gardening projects for kids. Now you can see the webinar on YouTube.

Join 'Brave Little State' for virtual trivia all about Vermont, our region and its people.
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Test your knowledge of Vermont, our region and its people in Brave Little State Trivia! Join Brave Little State Host Angela Evancie and Morning Edition's Mitch Wertlieb on August 27 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of virtual trivia inspired by VPR’s people-powered journalism project.

Results from the second of three statewide public opinion surveys will be release on Tuesday, August 4.
Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

How are Vermonters feeling about the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and racial bias? Next week, VPR and Vermont PBS will release the results of the second of three statewide public opinion surveys, providing valuable insight into the minds of Vermonters in the 2020 presidential election year.

On July 16, 2020, VPR learned of a data security incident by Blackbaud, the engagement and fundraising software service provider we use for our membership program. The incident affected nonprofits and higher education institutions around the world, including several in Vermont.

From open air to on the air, Free Shakespeare in the Park comes to VPR this week. WNYC and The Public Theater present William Shakespeare's Richard II in a serialized radio broadcast over four nights. Listen Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. as the last of the divinely anointed monarchs descends and loses it all.

A logo reading VPR and Vermont PBS debates.
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Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS today announced the 2020 VPR–Vermont PBS Debates, a series of pre-recorded primary candidate debates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor leading up to Vermont’s primary election on August 11.

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