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The Decorah Chorale will be holding auditions for the 2018-19 season on Sunday, August 19 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Decorah High School Choir Room. The five-minute individual audition will assess vocal and musical skills. Auditions will be held with the Chorale's artistic director, Jason Rausch. Enter the high school from the west parking lot, door 29. Please email with any questions or to arrange an alternate audition time.

The first rehearsal for the fall term will be Sunday, August 26.
Please visit and click the schedule tab, for our full schedule.

Schedule for 2018 - 2019

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 - First rehearsal and potluck
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - No rehearsal, Labor Day Weekend
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 to SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 - Weekly rehearsals, DHS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - Chorale Fundraiser Concert, T-Bock's
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - No rehearsal
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 to SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 - Weekly rehearsals, DHS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 - Vesterheim Christmas, Bethania Church
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 (mandatory to sing concert) - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Final rehearsal, Decorah Lutheran Church
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 - Christmas Concert, 7:00 PM, Decorah Lutheran Church
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 - First rehearsal, DHS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 - No rehearsal (Jason has HS Event)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 to SUNDAY, APRIL 14 - Weekly rehearsals, DHS
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 - Easter, no rehearsal
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 (mandatory to sing concert - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Final rehearsal, Decorah Lutheran Church
SUNDAY, MAY 5 - Spring Concert, 3:00 PM, Decorah Lutheran Church

Anyone interested in membership in the Chorale is encouraged to contact Jason Rausch, artistic director, at

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Season of Decorah Chorale

The The Decorah Chorale is a group of community members who love to sing. The "community" currently includes Northeast Iowa and Southeast Minnesota. We practice each Sunday evening during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Members volunteer our time and energy for the group. Our performances are for community and charitable benefit.

For an evening of diverse and inspiring music, please attend one of our concerts.

If you desire to sing with a group of dedicated choral musicians, contact Jason Rausch at for more information or to arrange a short audition.

Recent Performances

On Sunday, May 6, 2018 the Decorah Chorale presented "All Of Us" ,a concert of love and rememberance dedicated to the memory of Helen Hendrickson & Toni Smith, who were members of Decorah Chorale. Prelude and Offering music was provided by Decorah High School Singers. Many songs were accompanied by instrumantalists from the community. Intermixed between songs were heart touching recitations of true life stories of love, loss, and recovery. We hope you enjoyed our rememberance of all who have passed before us. Thank you so much.

The 18th Annual Home for Christmas Benefit Concert was held on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Wonderful prelude music was presented by Decorah High School Madrigal Singers. Piano soloist Nicholas Shaneyfelt presented beautiful and familiar pieces, one with Peggy Beatty, during the free-will offering.
The Chorale presented a variety of music, including classical, contemporary, and favorites, ending with a fun rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas. This years pieces featured many solos, duets, quartets and musical instruments which added greatly to the variety and enjoyment of this concert. The Chorale thanks all who attended, we had a wonderful time.

On November 5, 2017 T-Bock's hosted the Chorale fundraiser in their upstairs room. Guests were served finger foods and drinks while enjoying the event. Many individuals from the Chorale performed wonderful pieces, and the Chorale performed selected pieces, some of which were a preview of the upcoming Christmas concert.
It was great fun, and we appreciate your attendance.

   A big thank you
   to our sponsors

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 We also truly appreciate those individuals and businesses who have sponsored the purchasing of new music.