We Are Portland’s Choir

Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland (CAE) builds community through music. We strive to foster a sense of belonging, unity, and connection through the power of choral music. With a commitment to the highest level of artistic quality, collaboration, and inclusivity, we seek to create transcendent musical experiences that enrich the lives of our audience, singers, and collaborative partners of all backgrounds.

What People Are Saying

I’m always left rejuvenated and inspired after working with CAE. Making music with these wonderful musicians consistently deepens my love for choral music and reminds me of the importance of this art form in our world. I’m incredibly grateful to be connected to such an exceptional community in Portland.

Sydney Guillaume, composer & conductoR

“The care with which Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland rehearsed and performed a concert of my music was stellar. They have a commitment to elevating composers’ work and this is evident in their attention to detail for every piece including my newly commissioned work. David and his singers should be commended for the high level artistry they bring to the city of Portland.”

Tim takach, ComposeR

CAE is a passionate community of musicians that is deeply engaged in sharing the beauty and power of choral music. It was an absolute pleasure to guest conduct them in a concert of my music and hope to work with them again soon. Portland is so fortunate to have this cultural gem in its midst!

Jake Runestad, Composer & Conductor

“I had the great pleasure of working with the Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland. The ensemble was very well prepared, and that made the rehearsal process easy and effective, while the group was very responsive to all changes and alternatives I suggested. I look forward to collaborating with them again in the near future.”

Ola Gjeilo, Composer

“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”

A Community of Voices

Bao Huynh, Bass

Jenny Stadler, Soprano

Tym Andrews, Tenor

Ana Clyde, Alto


CAE is one of the region’s premier choirs. We are an auditioned ensemble made up of singers from a variety of professional occupations and singing backgrounds. We join together for a simple reason: passion, for music, for our fellow singers and for our audiences. We strive to nurture an environment where singers and audience members alike can share their authentic selves in rehearsals and performances. We seek choral singers of extraordinary skill who will share in this passion.