ABOUT GREAT RIVER CHORALE

 Great River Chorale at Hester Park, Saint loud, Minnesota. (Photo: Sunny Day Pictures, Kris Fremo)

Great River Chorale at Hester Park, Saint loud, Minnesota. (Photo: Sunny Day Pictures, Kris Fremo)

GREAT RIVER CHORALE is an acclaimed adult choir based in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, that is dedicated to enriching the community through choral excellence. Members are skilled choral singers from across Central Minnesota between the ages of 23 and 75.  Each season Great River Chorale presents concerts with local and regional guest artists and the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra, and participates in outreach or benefit performances for organizations that serve the people of Central Minnesota. Dr. Mary Kay Geston is the artistic managing director
of Great River Chorale, and Barbara Brooks is the ensemble’s collaborative pianist.

  • Principal choral partner of the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra

  • Selected 3 years for Classical MPR's Taste of the Holidays CDs with MN's best regional ensembles 

  • Headline performer in 2015 Northern Voice Festival at the Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

  • Frequently heard on Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s "Regional Spotlight" and "Choral Stream”

  • A Merry Little Christmas, a CD of holiday music, released in 2015

  • Beautiful River, a CD of American folksongs, hymns and spirituals, to be released in 2018 

  • Toured and presented concerts in Ireland in June 2018

  • 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2001

 Great River Chorale performs at the Morrison County Historical Society’s “Manuscripts & Wine” event at Scandia Valley Vineyards, September 2018.

Great River Chorale performs at the Morrison County Historical Society’s “Manuscripts & Wine” event at Scandia Valley Vineyards, September 2018.

 Great River Chorale performs in a 2016 benefit concert for mental health awareness and suicide prevention sponsored by PFLAG of Central Minnesota.

Great River Chorale performs in a 2016 benefit concert for mental health awareness and suicide prevention sponsored by PFLAG of Central Minnesota.

 Great River Chorale performing with the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra at Kimberly A. Ritsche Auditorium on the campus of Saint Cloud State University.

Great River Chorale performing with the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra at Kimberly A. Ritsche Auditorium on the campus of Saint Cloud State University.

 Great River Chorale in concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Saint Cloud, Minnesota ca. 2012.

Great River Chorale in concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Saint Cloud, Minnesota ca. 2012.

OUR MISSION: Enriching the community through choral excellence
OUR VALUES: Inspiring connection, community and learning through the choral art
OUR VISION: Great River Chorale seeks to inspire a lifelong appreciation of the choral art by connecting with,
enriching, and educating the community through performances of choral music at the highest artistic level.