Parker Prout of Thursday Morning Classics has aired all of J. S. Bach's sacred cantatas!
Parker has been playing one of Bach's 200 sacred cantatas, in order, each Thursday since March of 2012!
On August 18, he aired number 200, Bekennen will ich seinen Namen, and on August 25, he continued his "cantata count up" by turning his attention to Bach's secular works.
He will again feature one piece weekly and tells us that moving through the remaining 22 secular cantatas will take us into February 2017.
Parker has been using a complete collection found on the Hanssler International label featuring the Gächinger Kantorei and Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, led by German choral conductor Helmuth Rilling, who founded both groups. Join Parker on Thursdays in the 9:00 am hour for the deep beauty of the cantatas and the rich history they embody as well as other hallmarks of Parker's programs such as organ music, pieces from the Romantic era, choral works, and symphonic music.
Improved WMNR Streaming Audio and new Archived Audio
In July WMNR upgraded its audio streaming over the internet. The sound quality is noticeably richer. WMNR now streams our music at a rate of 128 kbps.
We also are now offering Archived Audio on demand over the internet. Click on the Archived Audio graphic on the left hand side or visit our LISTEN page. You can select a program from the past week and listen when you would like to!
WMNR Mobile web page and WMNR App
In July WMNR began offering a mobile web page that is viewed when you go to WMNR.org on you mobile phone or tablet. We also offer a mobile app for Apple or Android. Go the our web site on your mobile device to be offered a change to download the app. You can also download it to your computer by using the link on the lower let hand side of this page.
Six WMNR broadcasters share their programs on-demand
Will Duchon of Friday Evening Classics offers some of his programs The Night Café and Words & Music, as does H. William Stine of Turntable for One. Each of the shows of Garrett Stack, both Broadway Bound and American Jukebox, are available to listeners after they air. They join Jay Harris who made 19 of his One Great Song programs available. Peter Shimkin has put some of his Evening at the Opera programs up as well.
Haven't yet tried listening yet? It's simply a recording of a radio program, archived on the internet, available for listening anytime you are online.
WMNR Annual Report
To find out more about the station, please peruse our four-page WMNR Annual Report by clicking
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary there is a WMNR Fine Arts Radio video featuring 27 broadcasters and staff. It is a loving tribute that gives you an inside look at the people who make up the station. Produced by WMNR’s own H. William Stine, with Associate Producer Megan Stine. To view the video click the photo.
After H. William Stine and Megan Stine produced the WMNR 30th Anniversary video they thought up something a little less serious to show people about the variouss broadcasters at the station.To view the video click the photo.
To read WMNR's Theatre Reviews with Rosalind Friedman
WMNR Fine Arts Radio, P.O. Box 920, Monroe, CT 06468, 203-268-9667