About the Chorale

The Prairie Arts Chorale is a regional choral group in Southwestern Minnesota. The Chorale prepares two musical seasons each year: the fall concert presents classical and sacred music, while the spring season is selected from folk songs, popular tunes, and themes from Broadway and musical theater. Click here to view our concert archives. The group has performed regionally since 1980, and has also toured England (1993) and the Republic of Belarus (1996).

The group rehearses weekly and is open to new singers by audition. For inquiries regarding concerts and auditions, please Contact the Chorale.

Fall 2021 Group Photo

Current membership


Sopranos: Elaine Hauger, Granite Falls | Becky Hoffman, Bellingham | Mary Sue Kruger, Montevideo | Joyce Manning, Granite Falls | June Meyerhoff, Montevideo | Kathryn Reese, Olivia

Altos: Vickie Daub, Wabasso | Mary Kay Frisvold, Garvin | Dale Handeen, Montevideo | Cheryl Jeska, Marshall | Marsha Salfer, Wabasso

Tenors: Damian Dagel, Marshall | Dick Engelby, Redwood Falls | Dick Hauck, Madison | Steve Meyer, Marshall | Ben Pieh, Montevideo

Basses: Kade Davidson, Montevideo | Larry Jeska, Marshall | Paul Knapper, Renville

Musical Director: Brandon Hurley, Dawson

Accompanist: Cheryl Jeska, Marshall