Welcome to the 2012-2013 Season of Decorah Chorale
Decorah Chorale, founded and directed by John Bay, is a group of
community members who love to sing. Our community currently includes
Northeast Iowa and Southeast Minnesota. We practice each Sunday evening
during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. The director and all
members volunteer our time and energy for the group. Our performances
are for community and charitable benefit.
Mass at St. Francis Xavier Basilica
Decorah Chorale enjoyed mass on March 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM. at the beautiful St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, Iowa, where the chorale added sacred music to the worship service.
The Chorale celebrated the Christmas season twice this year, first with a combined concert on December 9, 2012, with the Winona Hims, in Winona, Minnesota. There were two performances which were well attended, and we enjoyed every moment. We thank the Winona Hims for inviting us, it was marvelous.
The second celebration was our annual Home For Christmas Concert which was held December 16, 2012 at Decorah Lutheran Church. It was wonderful to perform for our friends here, old and new. Thank you for attending.
On September 15-16, 2012, the Decorah Chorale hosted a "fall festival of community choirs", a choral music festival event that included performances by four of the finest community choirs in the Midwest; the Ames Choral Society, the Milwaukee Choristers, Sing Omaha, and the Decorah Chorale. Guest conductors for the festival included Weston Noble, Dr. Allen Hightower (Luther College), Dr. James Kinchen (University of Wisconsin Parkside), Steve Hoifeldt (Ames), and Matt Hill (Omaha).
A big thank you