To engage and inspire singers and audiences through high-quality performances of diverse, distinctive choral music and unique education opportunities in Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and surrounding communities.
WHO WE ARE
The Arrowhead Chorale is an auditioned symphonic choir led by Artistic Director Dr. Matthew LeRoy Faerber. Originally formed by Paul Fletcher in the mid-1980s, the vocal ensemble engaged Dr. Stanley Wold as the first Artistic Director in the 1990s. Dr. Faerber joined the Chorale as Artistic Director beginning with the 2018-2019 season. The Arrowhead Chorale is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a working Board of Directors comprised of community leaders and musicians who support the arts in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Chorale and its mission are financially supported by a wide variety of organizations and individuals.
Chorale repertoire spans five centuries of western music tradition, from Medieval to world premiers – sacred and secular, folksong and art song, opera chorus and jazz – as well as music traditions from across the world. Arrowhead Chorale concerts often highlight local soloists, instrumentalists and performing groups. Education opportunities presented by the Chorale feature subject-matter experts, composers, musicians, and topics related to the current concert series.
The singers of the Chorale represent an extensive range of professions, and many have advanced musical degrees and collegiate-level choral singing experience. Auditioning singers perform solo music, complete rhythm- and pitch-reading tests, and demonstrate varied vocal timbres and techniques.