Announcing our 2022 - 2023 Season

Roots and Wings 
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 4:00
Zumbro Lutheran Church

Each generation’s responsibility is to provide the next with, as Goethe put it, “Roots and Wings” — a sense of continuity and belonging along with the freedom to explore new paths.  The choir offers a concert of choral classics! First, the art form’s Roots — beginning with Byrd, Bach, Brahms, and Britten. And then, the Wings — works of fresh, diverse voices by modern masters Ësenvalds and Whitacre, exciting Afro-Cuban rhythms, and a South African freedom song.

Christmas with
Choral Arts Ensemble

Friday, December 9, 2022 - 7:30 | Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 7:30
Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 4:00
Zumbro Lutheran Church

We will be joined by the Honors Concert Choir and organist Lee Afdahl for our annual holiday concerts, including wonderful carols, old favorites, and new creations.  There will be a chance to sing along and to hear the world premiere of In Dulci Jubilo by Dan Kallman, a carol dedicated to Gift of Life Transplant House founder Ed Pompeian. We end, as always, with a closing rendition of Stille Nacht by candlelight.

The Promise of Living
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 7:30 | Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 4:00
Christ United Methodist Church

A concert to celebrate the marvelous mysteries of our lives!  We’ll sing of the majestic and mundane, the comedies and tragedies, moments of calm and partying, wisdom and foolishness—including a world premiere from Latvian master Ēriks Ešenvalds (who will attend) in honor of the rich life of Rochester native Mark Callahan.

The Wisdom of Nature
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 7:30
Christ United Methodist Church

So many artists, writers, and philosophers have found their way by attending to Nature—John Muir, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Antonin Dvorak, and countless more.  We are thrilled to sing the premieres of four new works by marvelous choral composers Tim Takach, Carol Barnett, Juan Tony Guzman, and Marques L. A. Garrett (all of whom will be our guests at the concert!). Come hear nature’s “infinite storm of beauty” with works about flowers, bluebirds, trees, a silent pond, a gentle rain, a starry sky.