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January 26, 2017

Your evening begins as you are greeted warmly at the door by board members and singers. For those with mobility challenges,  valet parking  will be provided upon request by the bass section of Choral Arts Ensemble. Friendly staff from Gesture, our online auction servic...

January 3, 2017

Mark your calendars for February 11, 2017, and enjoy music of Broadway as you celebrate Valentine's Day with friends and loved ones.  At the same time, you will also be supporting the year-round programming of Choral Arts Ensemble, excellent and innovative programming...

December 14, 2016

(photos above: Dale Warland, Ruth Warland, Lloyd Ketterling, Patte Ketterling; Dale, Rick, Lloyd; CAE; Family Holiday Concert at Rochester Public Library) 

What a weekend! We had a lovely time singing for warm, welcoming, and holiday-spirited audiences, both in Lou...

December 6, 2016

We are so excited that Dale Warland is not only going to be present at each of the three concerts this weekend, but he will also give a brief talk before the concerts. Starting around 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 3:30 pm on Sunday, Dale will talk about the new Ll...

November 7, 2016

Rick was honored this last weekend as a 2016 inductee to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. We here at Choral Arts Ensemble were not surprised, being exposed to his talent and passion for the choral art on a daily basis.   He's also an engaging and thoughtful writer and...

November 3, 2016

Our season is officially open following two fabulous concerts in October - a small but enthusiastic audience warmly welcomed us to Chatfield and our home crowd was equally as participatory last weekend at Zumbro Lutheran Church. 

What a treat to have Juan-Tony Guzman...

October 6, 2016

Or maybe just tap your toes. Both will be an option at our October concerts.  As Stephen Hatfield, the arranger of Dubula, one of the pieces on the program explains, "Many African languages do not have separate words for music and dance," and we don't think you'll...

September 19, 2016

Have you noticed we had to add another page in our concert program to acknowledge all of our individual donors? That is equal parts exciting and humbling. Your generosity at all levels keeps us focused on our core mission of bringing beautiful music to life - inspiring...

August 24, 2016

The locusts are buzzing and the State Fair maps are in the papers, so it must be back-to-choir time! Music for our first concert was available last week, the singers met in a pre-season potluck last evening, and rehearsals begin next Tuesday, August 30.  And we can't w...

August 9, 2016

 Choral Arts Ensemble segment on Regional Spotlight

Tune in around 3:15 pm (CDT) on Thursday, August 11th, to hear Choral Arts Ensemble featured on Regional Spotlight. on Classical MPR (KLSE 90.7 FM here in southeast Minnesota). You can also catch it on the MPR website...

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