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.

2023-24 Choral Season

From the Pacific Northwest

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Sunday, December 10, 2023

Mass in C Major, op. 86

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Northwest Voices

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Sunday, April 28, 2024

What People Are Saying

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

Elle Persing, 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.