ABOUT GREAT RIVER CHORALE
GREAT RIVER CHORALE is an acclaimed adult choir based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, that enriches the community through choral excellence. Our fifty auditioned singers live in seventeen Central Minnesota communities, range in age from 25 to 80, and share their love of singing choral music at the highest possible level. We are proud to be the principal choral partner of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, and we collaborate with local and regional artists and ensembles such as the Cantabile Girls’ Choirs, choirs from SCSU, CSB/SJU and public schools, Minnesota Dance Ensemble, Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Laura Caviani Trio, and many more. Since 2010 the ensemble has been led by Dr. Mary Kay Geston, named 2012 Choral Director of the Year by the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. Barbara Brooks is the ensemble’s collaborative pianist.
Principal choral partner of the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra since 2013
Selected 4 times (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) for Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Taste of the Holidays CD featuring MN's best regional ensembles and frequently heard on Classical MPR’s Regional Spotlight and Choral Stream
Toured and presented concerts in Ireland in June 2018
Beautiful River CD of American folksongs, hymns and spirituals released in 2018 and A Merry Little Christmas CD of holiday music released in 2015
One of ten headline performers at the 2015 Northern Voice Festival at the Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul, MN
501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization founded in 2001
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.