Choral Arts Ensemble of PortlandPast Concerts & Repertoire


Our mission is to share high quality choral music with our audiences while representing everything that makes Portland great – fun and a little geeky, engaging and approachable, collaborative, and dedicated to our art form. Each season represents a wide assortment of music from across the centuries and genres and we welcome you to take a look at some of our concerts from the past five decades.

2016-2017 Season

FEBRUARY 18-19, 2017

CAE Pops! Always Leave them Laughing

Funny, ironic, satirical, outrageous, absurd and downright silly in music, including pieces by Handel, Billings, Whitacre, PDQ Bach, Tom Lehrer and others.

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DECEMBER 17-18, 2016

Welcome, Yule!

Songs both old and new that celebrate this season of light and the coming of the New Year, including works by Ola Gjeilo, Arvo Pärt, Giovanni Gabrieli, Libby Larsen and Joshua Shank.

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OCTOBER 14-15, 2016

Requiem for the Living

We opened our 48th season with a contemplative concert featuring expressive chorus and orchestra works: Paul Moravec’s “Songs of Love and War” and Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.”

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2015-2016 Season

APRIL 23-24, 2016

Night, Too, Shall Be Beautiful

  • And the Wind (Oregon Premiere), Bartholomew
  • Sleeping Out Full Moon , Shank
  • Sure on this Shining Night , Lauridsen
  • Crickets at Dawn (World Premiere), Philipps
  • Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine , Whitacre
  • Only in Sleep, Ešenvalds
  • Watching the Mid-Autumn Moon (Oregon Premiere), Briggs
  • The Heart’s Constellation (World Premiere), Marsh
  • Sleep, Whitacre

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FEBRUARY 20-21, 2016

CAE POPS! The Cabaret Edition

  • My Funny Valentine, Rogers
  • Come Rain or Come Shine, Arlen
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Sherwin
  • Autumn Leaves, Kosma
  • Take 5, Brubeck
  • All the Things You Are, Kern
  • September Song, Weill
  • The Way You Look Tonight, Kern
  • Stardust, Carmichael
  • Summertime, Gershwin
  • What a Wonderful World, Weiss

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DECEMBER 12-13, 2015

On This Day the Earth Shall Ring

  • Away in a Manger, Gjeilo
  • Still, Still Night Berkey
  • Hodie Christus Natus Est, Sweelink
  • Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Vaughan Williams
  • Alleluia, Runestad
  • Hymn to the Virgin, Britten
  • The Snow, Elgar
  • Stopping by Woods, Thompson
  • Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep, Runestad

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OTCOBER 9, 2015

Encore: The Music of Ola Gjeilo

With Ola Gjeilo, Thomas Barber and the Pacific Youth Choir’s Chamber Choir

  • Tundra
  • Northern Lights
  • The Spheres (from Sunrise Mass)
  • Ubi Caritas (with piano improvisation)
  • The City (from Sunrise Mass) (West Coast Premiere of Arrangement)
  • Chorale (West Coast Premiere)
  • Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)
  • The Lake Isle

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