The mission of the Choral Arts Society Chorale is to provide a musical outlet in which to create music that both tugs at the heart and speaks to the soul.

The Choral Arts Society Chorale promotes choral music through performance, education, sponsorship of musical exchanges, and the encouragement of local artists.


The Choral Arts Society Chorale was founded by renowned conductor Rod Witte following his retirement from Madison’s La Follette High School and continues to flourish after more than 15 years of performing and supporting choral music in the Madison area. See the About Us page for information about our current conductor, Mark Lehnowsky.


The choir performs two main concerts per year, one in the spring and one during the holidays, in addition to smaller concerts for churches, retirement communities, and other audiences throughout the area. See the Concerts page for more. The group performs a variety of material from all eras including a cappella pieces as well as works accompanied by piano and small orchestral works.


The Choral Arts Society is not affiliated with any church or other group, but is a self-sufficient, nonprofit performing organization.

Who Can Join

The choir welcomes experienced singers from any background. We do not require a formal audition for membership (see How to Join).

We invite you to explore our site and learn more about our choir!