Free will donation. A concert for all ages. Come and join us!
Choral Arts Ensemble has been inspiring audiences throughout southeast Minnesota with performances of outstanding choral music since its founding by Rick Kvam in 1985. The singers of CAE are active community members from a wide variety of professions, including teachers, farmers, doctors, bankers, computer technicians and church leaders, all drawn together to create excellent music and contribute to the artistically thriving life in and around Rochester.
The choir rehearses weekly from August through May for a challenging four-five program concert series. Repertoire includes a cappella works, from the Renaissance to the present day, as well as a variety of choral/orchestral works ranging from J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor to Beethoven's Mass in C to Honegger’s King David. Furthermore, since 1996 CAE has commissioned and/or premiered more than fifty new choral works. CAE’s catalog of 15 cds includes Minnesota Voices and Hail, Minnesota! both of which feature works by Minnesota composers.
The mission of Choral Arts Ensemble is to inspire, educate and enrich the community at large through outstanding choral performance.