Our 2021-2022 Season!

We are thrilled to return this fall for our 37th season and look forward to sharing the joy of music again with you in person.

Choral Arts Ensemble is deeply committed to the health and safety of everyone, not only within our organization but also those who attend our concerts. All Choral Arts Ensemble staff, singers, and volunteers have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and will sing with masks if transmission levels indicate.  We will adjust audience health and safety protocols to align with medical and public health advice and will comply with the guidelines set by the CDC, our State and local governments, and the venues in which we perform.


Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 
Sunday, Dec.12, 2021

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Our annual celebration of the season will take place at the base of the Assisi property in the sanctuary at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  The program will feature My Dancing Day, a new piece by Grammy award-winning composer Philip Lawson as the tenth and final installment of the Ketterling Carol series.

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Christ United Methodist Church

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr said that “where we love is home—home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Working to support Mayor Norton’s initiative on homelessness and insufficient low-income housing, CAE will sing of the joys of home and point to every human’s need for it.  CAE will premiere I Years had been from homea new work by Janika Vandervelde.


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Christ United Methodist Church

2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. We celebrate this great success while recognizing that much of the work of attaining gender equality remains undone. According to a Chinese aphorism, “women hold up half the sky”—we are all blessed when our community and our world work to unleash everyone’s full potential.


Previous Concerts

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Saturday, Oct, 23, 2021

Zumbro Lutheran Church

We joyfully return to live performance to share music's power to encourage, comfort, enrich, and unite!

Listen to music from a diverse group of composers across time. You'll hear chants, spirituals, and folk songs, all on themes of Faith, Love, Hope, and Life.  Plus Listening, a newly commissioned piece by Karen P. Thomas, Artistic Director of the Seattle Pro Musica.

All singers, staff & volunteers have provided proof of COVID-19 Vaccination & will wear masks at concerts.

COVID-19 measures in effect for concert attendees - Due to the current rate of COVID-19 transmission in Olmsted County, all audience members are asked to provide proof of full vaccination and wear a mask. 
Full vaccination = minimum of 1 dose Johnson & Johnson or 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for those 12 years old & up, or 1 dose of vaccine (J&J, Pfizer, or Moderna) for 5  to 11 year olds.  Distanced seating will be available for children under 5 years old.

Acceptable proof of vaccination for the Christmas Concerts includes:
  • a physical CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or a digital image of your Card​​
  • a printed or digital image of your health provider or state vaccination portal showing vaccination record