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Our 39th Season
offering excellent Choral Singing!

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Singing with Cantus — The Festival's Capstone Concert

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 7:00

Zumbro Lutheran Church

This year's festival welcomes the singers of Cantus back to Southeastern MN for workshops with the Honors Concert Choir and other selected singers from area schools. This one-hour concert will feature the HS Choir, Choral Arts Ensemble, and Cantus — separately and together! Tickets are just $10.

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When Love Speaks . . .

Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 7:30
Christ United M
ethodist Church
Sunday, October
29, 2023 - 3:00
Central Lutheran Church - Winona

Choral Arts Ensemble will sing all manner of songs about love—true, unrequited, at-first-sight, mature, star-crossed, selfless, lost, or just silly—in collaboration with Great River Shakespeare Festival actors, led by their artistic director Doug Scholz-Carlson.  Our musical offerings, representing the kaleidoscope of romantic love, will be complemented by equally varied romantic scenes, speeches, and poems delivered by the superb GRSF actors, now celebrating their 20th season of professional theater.

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GLORIA - Christmas with Choral Arts Ensemble

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 7:30
Saturday, December 16
, 2023 - 7:30

Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 4:00 
Zumbro Lut
heran Church

The 40th annual Choral Arts Ensemble Christmas concert will include John Rutter’s marvelous Gloria with a professional brass octet, a new carol in memory of Ed Pompeian by world-renowned composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, a performance by Honors Concert Choir, a prelude by organist Lee Afdahl, a glorious sing-along of carols with ALL these forces blazing, and Stille Nacht by candlelight.  Do join us for this celebration of the season!

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A Symphony of Joy
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 7:30
Christ United Methodist Church


Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 4:00
St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul, MN


Choral Arts Ensemble again joins the Bach Society of Minnesota, led by Matthias Maute, for a joyous musical banquet.  We celebrate with family and friends: J. S. Bach, his second son C. P. E. Bach, his uncle Johann Ludwig Bach, and his father-in-law Johann Christoph Bach all gather to present their exquisite music.  Invite in old family friend Telemann, godfather of C. P. E. Bach, and fervent Bach disciple Johannes Brahms, and we are guaranteed a party!

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What's Past is Prologue

Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 7:30

Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 3:00 
Christ United Methodist Church

For Rick Kvam’s final concert with Choral Arts Ensemble, he has picked personal choral favorites: some old, some new, some serious, some lighthearted — all wonderful.  We’ll sing music from the Renaissance to the world premiere of a new work commissioned by Dale Trumbore.  Join us to celebrate Choral Arts Ensemble’s four decades of distinguished singing and its bright musical future.

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