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Auditions


The Decorah Chorale will be holding auditions for the 2019-20 season on Sunday, August 18 between 6:00-8:00 p.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. The first rehearsal for the fall term will be Sunday, August 25.
Please visit www.decorahchorale.org and click the schedule tab, for our full schedule.



Schedule for 2019 - 2020


(2019)
*Rehearsals are held at Decorah High School on Sunday evenings for 2 hours beginning at 6:00 p.m.*
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 - First rehearsal, DHS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - No rehearsal (Labor Day Weekend.)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 - (reh. in CFL with orchestra) at 4 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - Concert with Collegiate Chorale, Luther College CFL, 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - Chorale Fundraiser Concert, T-Bock's, 5:30 p.m. social/6:30 p.m. performance
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 - (late morning performance)Vesterheim Christmas, Bethania Church
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 - Christmas Concert, 7:00 PM, Decorah Lutheran Church

(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, NOVEMBER 3 -- Concert with Collegiate Chorale, Luther College CFL, 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 -- Chorale Fundraiser Concert, T-Bock's, 5:30 p.m. social/6:30 p.m. performance
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 (late morning performance) -- Vesterheim Christmas, Bethania Church
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 -- Christmas Concert, 7:00 PM, Decorah Lutheran Church
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 -- Spring Concert, 3:00 PM, DHS Auditorium
-- we are performing Orff's Carmina Burana in collaboration with Oneota Valley Community Orchestra.


Recent Performances

On Sunday, May 5, 2019 the Chorale presented "Won't You be My Neighbor", a tribute to Fred Rogers, of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", and his work toward promoting a good community theme. The performance included selections from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and from the movie "The Greatest Showman," as well as selections by Iowa composers Elaine Hagenberg and Connor Koppin. We were honored by your wonderful response and your standing ovation. Thank you so much.

The 19th Annual Home for Christmas Benefit Concert was held on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
Our prelude was wonderfully presented by the Decorah High School Madrigal Singers. Intermission music was presented by the Epinoia Quartet, and many instrumentalists and soloists assisted the Chorale in the presentation of our Christmas selections. We appreciate all who have dontaed to our worthy cause, and to our Chorale.
The Chorale thanks all who attended, we had a wonderful time.

T-Bock's hosted the Chorale fundraiser on Saturday, November 3, 2018. 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, 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

   The Depot Outlet  

   T-Bock#s  

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