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Singing to enrich and inspire

Meet Our New Artistic Director

Choral Arts Ensemble will kick off its 40th season this fall under the leadership of Dr. Ryan Deignan. Ryan joins us from the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), where he served as Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Choral Activities. At UMD, he led the flagship University Singers and the award-winning vocal jazz ensemble Lake Effect. In addition to his UMD duties, Ryan served as the Artistic and Executive Director of the Twin Ports Choral Project, an adult community choir. 

Ryan holds a BA in Vocal Performance from Luther College, an MA in Music Education from the University of Iowa, and a DMA in Choral Studies with a cognate field in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of North Texas.

The Deignan Family -- Ryan, his wife Abby and four sons -- will arrive in Rochester over the summer. Please join us in welcoming them to the community!

Save the dates for our 40th season!

Fall 2024

Saturday, October 26 @ 7:30

Sunday, October 27 @ 3:00


Christmas at Assisi

Friday, December 13 @ 7:30

Saturday, December 14 @ 7:30

Sunday, December 15 @ 3:00

Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights

Winter 2025

Saturday, March 8 @ 7:30

Sunday, March 9 @ 3:00


Spring 2025

Saturday, May 3 @ 7:30

Sunday, May 4 @ 3:00

More concert information coming in Summer 2024!

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