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Decorah Chorale and the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra have indefinately postponed their performance of Carmina Burana originally scheduled for April 26, 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Given the potential risks, we believe that this is in the best interest of our community -- audience, musicians, and staff.
Please email with any questions.

Schedule for 2020 - 2021

*Rehearsals are held at Decorah High School on Sunday evenings for 2 hours beginning at 6:00 p.m.*


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

Welcome to the 2020-2021 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.

Upcoming Performances

We welcome you to attend these upcoming events:

All upcoming performances - to be announced

Recent Performances

The 20th Annual Home for Christmas Benefit Concert was held on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Decorah High School Madrigal Singers presented wonderful Prelude music. We want to thank the instrumentalists who assisted the Chorale in the presentation of our Christmas selections. We appreciate all who have donated to our worthy cause, Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity.
The Chorale thanks all who attended and appreciate the acclamations and expressions of your enjoyment. We had a wonderful time.

Once again, T-Bock's hosted the Chorale fundraiser on Saturday, November 10, 2019. A delicious assortment of finger foods were served to our guests while enjoying the event. Many individuals from the Chorale offered a variety of performances, and the Chorale performed selected pieces.
It was great fun, and we appreciate your attendance.

On Sunday, November 3 Decorah Chorale shared a concert with the Luther College Collegiate Chorale and an Orchestra of community members, at Luther College CFL.
Each Chorale presented a few arrangements of their own, and then came together to present The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, by Jocelyn Hogen. This was a piece written from English translations from Da Vinci's notebooks, and performed with projected images from those notebooks and other images.
This was a powerful musical work and we enjoyed presenting it.

   A big thank you
   to our sponsors

   The Depot Outlet  


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