Join the Chorale

MVC is holding auditions for new members on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 starting at 5:30 pm at Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. Sign up for a time: https://signup.com/go/eJmXTwR.

There will also be a Welcome Event ice cream social for new and returning MVC members on audition night from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Please join us!

The Minnesota Valley Chorale is for those who love great choral music and those who like to sing it. We’re always looking for great people with good voices to share their talents and join our group.

The Chorale is a group of dedicated vocalists who gather to rehearse and perform vocal works from masters like Mozart to contemporary composers like Whitacre and Lauridsen. The rehearsal year is divided into two semesters. The fall session begins generally the first Tuesday after Labor Day in September. Our rehearsals are Tuesday nights and run from 7:00–9:00 p.m. The spring semester begins with rehearsals early in January. There are no rehearsals in the summer or between our fall concert and the spring semester. We occasionally join other arts organizations like the Mankato Symphony, the MSU concert choir and others for special projects like operas and major works like Brahm’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah.

The director of the Minnesota Valley Chorale, Eric Harstad, hears auditions for all new singers. This to see how each singer and each voice fits within the Chorale. During the audition, range and voice part are tested, as well as singing a melody from a familiar song like “Silent Night.” The audition process takes place before the semester’s rehearsals start.

Please email us if you are interested in joining!