Meet the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin:

We are an auditioned community chorus of more than 60 volunteer singers. Artistic Director James Schatzman founded the chorus in 1987. We generally perform four major concert programs each year, and we participate in community outreach and special events. Our repertoire is diverse, and includes classical choral works, opera, show tunes, jazz, folk, and a little popular music.


The Choral Arts Society celebrates the human spirit through choral music. In an atmosphere of fellowship and collaboration, the CAS fosters creative talents of musicians and composers. The CAS partners with others who share our passion for artistic excellence.


Choral Arts Society aspires to be a leader in choral singing by:

  • Being a destination for Transformational Choral experiences
  • Elevating the rich culture of choral singing
  • Performing innovative works of diverse genres.
  • Focusing on contemporary composers both locally and abroad.
  • Bringing singers of all ages to choral music through education and outreach.
Core Values
  • Integrity
  • Mutual Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Artistic Excellence
  • Commitment to Community
  • Personal Growth
  • Creativity
  • Camaraderie
  • Diversity


If you would like to sing great music with friendly people, please contact Marie Sorensen, audition coordinator, at (262) 639-2694 for an appointment. Auditions include warm-ups and vocalizing to determine voice range and timbre, a sight-reading exercise and/or literature reading, and one brief solo to be prepared in advance. Regular rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 PM at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main Street, Racine, WI, from late August through mid-May.