Revelry and Reverence: Madrigals and Motets Across Six Centuries
This concert will trace the lineage of genres from the 1400s to the 1900s with music from the great Renaissance masters such as Palestrina, Byrd, Morley and Monteverdi, to those who continued the tradition into subsequent eras, including Bach, Haydn, Bruckner, Saint-Saëns, Schoenberg and Lauridsen.
Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland
A Premiere Portland Choir
We are Portland’s choir, both geographically and in spirit and are committed to artistic excellence that enriches and inspires. Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland upholds a tradition of choral excellence, sharing a passion for our art while having a little fun along the way. In our 48th season, we continue our tradition of inspiring and enriching our broad community of audiences with unique and diverse programming performed at the highest artistic level.
“Collaborating with Choral Arts Ensemble is always a pleasure. A high level of professionalism permeates their work, coupled with a connection to audiences that is spontaneous and enjoyable. A Choral Arts Ensemble event is not to be missed.”
— Edmund Stone, All Classical Portland and “The Score”
Audition to Sing With Us!
The Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland is one of the region’s premiere choirs. We are a fully-auditioned ensemble made up of singers who represent a variety of professional occupations and diverse singing experiences, but we have all joined for a simple reason – passion – for music, for our fellow singers and for our audiences. We seek choral singers of extraordinary skill who will share in this passion.
Support Live Performance
In order to continue our mission as a Portland choir to deliver high quality choral music to the community and to make it accessible to everyone, we depend on the generosity of donors like you. Your donation dollars will help us continue to provide discounted tickets for seniors and students, to partner with guest musicians like composer Ola Gjeilo, to purchase needed music and equipment and to sing in venues such as the Hollywood Theater and The Old Church. Thank you for your support!