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: Beth Hampton, Montevideo | Elaine Hauger, Granite Falls | Becky Hoffman, Bellingham | Mary Sue Kruger, Montevideo | June Meyerhoff, Montevideo | Kathy Reese, Olivia | Madeline Wilkins, Olivia

Altos: Vickie Daub, Wabasso | Katelyn Elton, Marshall | Mary Kay Frisvold, Garvin | Cheryl Jeska, Marshall | Margaret Khali, Granite Falls | Kristin Neet-Holien, Marshall | Marsha Salfer, Wabasso | Annette Sharkey, Hanley Falls

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

Basses: Dan Giles, Marshall | Dan Hampton, Montevideo | Larry Jeska, Marshall | Linden Kirscht, Boyd | Paul Knapper, Renville

Musical Director: Brandon Hurley, Dawson

Accompanist: Cheryl Jeska, Marshall

Business Manager: Heather Olson, Milan