The Chorale

Based in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Chorale is a collaborative network of musicians combining the talents of singers locally, regionally, and across the nation. In our eight-year history, we have developed educational collaborations with high school choirs, led enriching master classes with pre-professional/collegiate singers, partnered with local arts series to build support and awareness for the arts, initiated a guest conductor residency, and released three commercial recordings in collaboration with GRAMMY award-winning producer, Blanton Alspaugh. We have been invited guests of Iowa Choral Directors Association and the American Choral Directors National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, with performances at Abravanel Hall and the Mormon Tabernacle.

Our singers represent a wide range of professionals; from professional-level singers with day jobs in other disciplines, to collegiate voice teachers and choral conductors, to others who make their daily living singing opera and oratorio around the country. While our backgrounds are diverse, we are united by the magic and beauty of collaborative singing.

Our Mission

Bringing people together to produce inspirational world-class performances of choral arts that embrace professional artistry and enrich the cultural life of South Dakotans.

Our Home

Sioux Falls, South Dakota is a city of 150,000 located in "the Heart of America."  Its vibrant business community is known particularly for healthcare, banking, and finance.  The arts are alive and well as evidenced by the world-class Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science and a number of other venues for theatre, dance, and music of all kinds.  It is a city of parks, biking/walking trails and recreation areas built on the banks of the Big Sioux River, taking it's name from the picturesque falls located just north of the heart of downtown Sioux Falls.

The arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.
— Paul G. Allen, Philanthropist and Co-Founder of Microsoft
Across America, cities that once struggled economically are reinventing and rebuilding themselves by investing in art and culture. Both are proven catalysts for growth and economic prosperity. By creating cultural hubs, nonprofit art businesses help cities define themselves, draw tourists, and attract investment.
— Louise M. Slaughter, U.S. House of Representatives (NY)