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.

2015-2016 Group Photo

Current membership


Sopranos: Becky Hoffman, Bellingham | Emily Hoffman, Ghent | Lisa Kleinwolterink, Morris | Mary Sue Kruger, Montevideo | June Meyerhoff, Montevideo | Kathy Reese, Olivia | Megan Rustad, Willmar | Jean Schueller, Marshall

Altos: Marti Carlson, Spicer | Vickie Daub, Wabasso | Anna Jeanne Flesner, Tracy | Mary Kay Frisvold, Garvin | Dale Handeen, Montevideo | Cheryl Jeska, Marshall | Marsha Salfer, Wabasso | Sue Selden, Granite Falls | Claudia Zylstra, Willmar

Tenors: Dick Engelby, Redwood Falls | Bruce Flesner, Tracy | Brian Jensen, Spicer | Steve Meyer, Marshall | Kurtis Parlin, Marshall | Ben Pieh, Montevideo

Basses: A. Eric Anderson, New London | Dan Giles, Marshall | Paul Knapper, Renville | Doug Pilgrim, Marshall | Ed Rauk, Spicer | John Ward, Marshall | David Zylstra, Willmar

Director John Kleinwolterink Photo Musical Director: John Kleinwolterink, Morris, MN

Accompanist: Cheryl Jeska