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Auditions


The Decorah Chorale will be holding auditions for the 2020 spring term on Saturday, January 11 between 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Decorah High School Choir Room. The eight-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 decorahchoraledirector@gmail.com. with any questions or to arrange an alternate audition time.

This spring the Chorale and Oneota Valley Community Orchestra will combine to perform Orff's famous work, Carmina Burana, on Sunday, April 26.



Schedule for 2019 - 2020


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

(2020)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 - First spring rehearsal, DHS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - No rehearsal (Jason has HS Event)
SUNDAY, APRIL 12 - Easter, no rehearsal
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 - Spring Concert, 3:00 PM, DHS Auditorium
-- we are performing Orff's Carmina Burana in collaboration with Oneota Valley Community Orchestra.


Anyone interested in membership in the Chorale is encouraged to contact Jason Rausch, artistic director, at decorahchoraledirector@gmail.com.



Welcome to the 2019-2020 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 decorahchoraledirector@gmail.com for more information or to arrange a short audition.


Upcoming Performances


We welcome you to attend these upcoming events:

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 -- Spring Concert, 3:00 PM, DHS Auditorium


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  

   T-Bock#s  

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