Artistic Director James Schatzman with the Choral Arts Society

2017-2018 Season

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CAS is an auditioned volunteer community chorus of over 60 members founded in 1987. We are proud to offer four major concert programs each season, which include a wide range of musical periods and styles. Explore our website, sign up for our e-mail list, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and most importantly, join us for a concert.

Trial by Jury By Gilbert & Sullivan
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Racine City Hall Council Chambers

The plot of Trial by Jury is ludicrous, but by behaving as if everything were perfectly reasonable, the characters in this satire of the legal system reveal truths about common foibles and follies of men, women, society and universal situations. We are thrilled that we’ve been granted permission to perform in the neoclassical 1930’s-era Racine City Hall. The courtroom-like arrangement and vintage décor of the Council Chambers make it perfect for this 19th century one act opera.

Lessons and Carols 2017
December 2017 TBA

A CAS favorite, this event is full of the joy and wonder of Christmas. This year we celebrate music from England. Please watch for more information.

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
with the Studio of Classical Dance Arts

The weekend of March 16-18, 2018
Main Stage Theatre, UW-Parkside

CAS will join with the Studio of Classical Dance Arts, Racine to create an original production of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana featuring adult chorus and soloists, young dancers, and children’s chorus. This work features poetry from the Middle Ages spanning the heights and depths of the human experience. The powerful 20th century musical score is a favorite.

Migration

Saturday May 12, 2017, 7 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Racine

Migration will bring to light the trials and rewards of leaving one’s homeland with the hope of a better future. This concert will include an Irish band, spoken word, and a chamber ensemble. The musical works include Letters from Ireland by Mark Brymer, The Golden Door by R. Perera, Malala – Pakistani Girl by L. Nickel, and “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” by Irving Berlin. We will hold Migration at the First Presbyterian Church in Racine because of its history as a stop on the Underground Railroad, for its excellent acoustics, and for its central location.