Statement of Values
• We relentlessly pursue musical quality and distinction;
• We celebrate the diversity and creativity of musical styles, cultures, religions, and languages through our community engagement efforts;
• We uphold our musical legacy by encouraging the participation of aspiring musicians and nurturing their development.
• We esteem our fellow musicians as valued artists in the musical community;
• We appreciate audience members and other supporters as participants in choral art;
• We demonstrate genuine responsiveness to Chorale leadership and authority.
• We engage in honest, sincere, and principled behavior that reflects positively on the Chorale and on each individual.
Adopted by Board of Directors, September 12, 2007; renewed February 8, 2012
• EEO statement
• ADA statement
The Minnesota Chorale celebrates the human voice
and its power to educate, enrich, unite, and inspire
by performing an ever-widening repertory of choral music,
at the highest artistic level, for a broad community of audiences.
Founded in 1972, the Minnesota Chorale is Principal Chorus of the Minnesota Orchestra and ranks among the foremost professional choruses in the United States. Led by Kathy Saltzman Romey since 1995, the Chorale is best known for its work with the Twin Cities' two major orchestras, but is equally dedicated to fostering and deepening relationships through its award-winning Bridges community engagement initiatives, educational activities, and independent presentations of choral works. A seasoned artistic partner, the Chorale continues to explore new artistic directions and collaborative opportunities, while earning the highest critical acclaim for its work on the concert stage.
Kathy Saltzman Romey, the Chorale's fifth artistic director and the Minnesota Orchestra's choral advisor, has prepared choruses for performances under many of the world's outstanding conductors. Formerly a student of Helmuth Rilling at the Frankfurt State Conservatory of Music, she is on the staff of the Oregon Bach Festival and prepared its chorus for the 1998 premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki's Credo. More recently, she prepared the Westminster College Symphonic Choir for performances with the New York Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel, and served as chorus master for the 2005 Choral Workshop at Carnegie Hall. A noted teacher, she is director of choral activities at the University of Minnesota, where she also heads the graduate conducting program and leads both the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir.