2022-2023 Auditions for new members will be on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 6:30-9pm at First Presbyterian Church!

If you would like to sing great music with friendly people, please contact Marie Sorensen, audition coordinator, at (262) 639-2694 for an appointment.

Welcome to the official website of the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin. We invite you to share the passion!

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. These 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.

CAS Reopening

We resumed in-person rehearsals on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. All new and returning singers will need to present documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or have had a negative Covid-19 test result within the week prior to each rehearsal or performance. Masking and other protocols are available for download here: CAS Reopening Protocols

New singers are welcome! Please call or text us at 262-634-3250 or email us at admin@cassewi.org for more information. We would like you to come get to know us.

Audience procedures and protocols are available here: CAS Audience Procedures and Protocols

The Choral Arts Society exists to celebrate the human spirit through music. And it is in that spirit of respect and dignity that we strongly state our support for social justice. We stand with our community and other arts organizations to acknowledge the costs of systemic racism to us all. We affirm the power of the arts to be both windows and mirrors of the human story. We commit ourselves to using our art form in new ways as we live our mission with increasing understanding, inclusiveness, and empathy. Cornel West says, “Justice is what love looks like in public.” We say, “Singing with love births a more just world.”

The Choral Arts Society Board of Directors with special thanks to Patricia Badger

The Choral Arts Society’s 36th Season

2022-2023 

The Spirit Sings

You’ll Be Inspired!

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM 

First Presbyterian Church

716 College Avenue, Racine, WI 53403 

Throughout history, faith and song have been intimately connected. From “that old time religion” to ancient chants; European motets to world music; contemporary praise music to multi-ethnic compositions. People the world over have found a way to share their spirituality by lifting their voices together in song. Giving voice to our faith has inspired some of the world’s most moving compositions. Join CAS as we enjoy a cross section of religious expression from around the world.  

An American Lessons and Carols  

At the heart of Christmas 

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM 

First Presbyterian Church  

716 College Avenue, Racine, WI 53403  

Experience one of the area’s most recognized holiday traditions. For over 30 years, people have come back again and again to experience the hope, joy, wonder, love, and peace of the Christmas story. This year’s presentation will feature selections with American connections. Carols old and new combined with traditional readings take us from the creation through prophecy, birth, wise men’s journey, and the unfolding mystery of the incarnation. Listen, sing along, and share the holiday experience as we honor this hallowed tradition of song and the spoken word. 

A Long and Winding Road 

A Beatles Retrospective 

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM 

EAA Chapter 838 Museum  

3333 N. Green Bay Road, Racine, WI 53404 

In 1962, Ringo Starr joined the Beatles, completing the Fab Four! 2022 marks the 60th Anniversary of the forming of this iconic quartet. Lennon and McCartney would go on to write hundreds of the most memorable songs of the 1960s. CAS will present a program featuring the rich and diversely orchestrated songs of the era’s most popular songwriting duo. Local legends Mark Paffrath and Marvin Dykhuis will lead the way, recreating an unforgettable era in music making. With strings, horns, and a rock band, the CAS will present an evening of music that will touch all of your emotions. Join us as we celebrate the songs of one of music’s most famous quartets with some of Racine’s most celebrated musicians!