Who We Are


Our mission is to build community through choral music. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of musical excellence, while embracing the transformative power of music to connect people and enrich lives. Through our shared passion for music, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space that fosters friendship, growth, and learning for our members and audience alike. We aim to inspire, educate, and engage our community through innovative programming, meaningful collaborations, and outreach initiatives that promote community through singing. We are dedicated to ensuring that our music has a positive impact on the lives of all those we touch.

We are:

  • Exceptional. We are an audition-only choir delivering professional quality performances of rarely-heard and well-known repertoire.
  • Accessible. We sing choral music the way it was meant to be – inclusive, friendly, to be enjoyed by everyone.
  • Fun. We work hard, laugh a lot, and socialize often.

Want to Join Us?

The Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland is one of the region’s premier 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. We strive to nurture an environment where singers and audience members alike can share their authentic selves in rehearsals and performances.