Photo by Thomas Patrick Photography

Who we are

Great River Chorale is an adult community choir based in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, whose singers live in communities across Central Minnesota and range in age from 23 to 84. Our annual concert season includes independent and collaborative concerts, a performance with the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra, outreach performances. Past musical guests include the Cantabile Girls’ Choirs, Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Minnesota Dance Ensemble, the Laura Caviani Trio, and choirs from local and regional schools, among others.

Spring concert 2019


Great River Chorale was founded in 2001 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. We are the principal choral partner of the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra and were selected for Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Taste of the Holidays CD, a showcase of “the best of Minnesota’s regional ensembles,” in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. We’ve produced two CDs, presented a concert tour of Ireland in 2018, and in 2015 we were a headline performer in the Northern Voice Festival in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Our mission

Great River Chorale’s MISSION is to enrich the community through choral excellence.
Great River Chorale’s VALUES are to inspire connection, community and learning through the choral art.
Great River Chorale’s VISION is 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.

Board of Directors

  • Charles Welter, President
  • Paul-Vincent Niebauer, OSB, Vice President
  • Maribeth “Mo” Overland, Secretary
  • Jennifer Shaw, Treasurer
  • Brandon Anderson, Member
  • Patricia Weishaar, Member
  • Mary Kay Geston, ex officio