Perfect for Easter and Holy Week, Valerie Kahler hosts Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil, performed by the Moscow Region State Chorus and soloists.

This spiritual, haunting Vespers program is an a cappella setting of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox All-Night Vigil ceremony, and a unique opportunity to hear this masterpiece performed in Russia by the Moscow State Chorus.


Valerie Kahler

Valerie Kahler grew up in a musical family and started playing cello and piano in 3rd grade. She began her radio career in 1989 as a volunteer at KNAU (now Arizona Public Radio) in Flagstaff, Arizona. She worked there as a classical host and music director for more than a decade before moving to Minnesota to work for MPR. In addition to classical music, other passions include sewing, singing and cooking. She shares her life with her partner, John, an artist.


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Preview audio available: March 25, 2020
Program playlist available: April 1, 2020
Promo spot available: April 1, 2020
Program and rundown available: April 1, 2020


Broadcast Window

April 1-April 30, 2020, with multiple airings permitted.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before May 1, 2020. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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