Uniquely Compelling and
The Choral Arts Ensemble is among greater Portland's premier choral groups. We select
and prepare a diverse repertoire, and seek to educate and entertain our audiences with
high caliber performances of familiar and rarely heard music.
The mission of the Choral Arts Ensemble is to continually raise our level of excellence
and remain one of Portland's premier music organizations. The Choral Arts Ensemble:
- Engages and educates our audience through theme-based programming
with a historical perspective and professional program notes.
- Creates a concert environment that is professional, yet comfortable and
- Demonstrates versatility by singing a wide variety of music from all over
the world, including smaller rarely heard works as well as large works.
- Builds community by employing local soloists and ensembles, performing
music by local composers, and reaching out to local organizations,
including inviting them to concerts free of charge.
- Is an audition-only choir composed of music professionals and local
The quality of the choir gives us the ability to explore diverse and lesser heard
repertoire. We raise awareness and nurture appreciation of choral music for both
audience and choir members.