Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland to close concert season with Cascadia Composer collaboration.

Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland closes its 47th concert season with a series of concerts entitled, “Night, Too, Shall Be Beautiful.” Concerts are 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Apr. 23 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 24 at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave. An optional wine tasting event (suggested $10 donation) follows the Saturday evening performance.

These Portland Rose Festival-sanctioned concerts will explore night, sleep and dreams as set to music by the best of today’s contemporary choral composers, including Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Rene Clausen and others. They will also feature new music by Northwest composers Greg Bartholomew, Roger Briggs, Lisa Ann Marsh and Stacey Philipps as part of a collaboration with Cascadia Composers. “Dark, restless, peaceful, haunting, tranquil, imaginative – these are some of the adjectives we thought of when we decided on the theme for this concert,” said David De Lyser, Choral Arts Ensemble’s Artistic Director. “We were particularly excited see what the members of Cascadia Composers would create for us to sing. The resulting pieces are all wonderfully different in their approach, and we’re very happy to be able to present them to our audiences.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit, call 503- 488-3834, or email Individual concert tickets are $17 for adults in advance, $20 at the door. Seniors are $14 and $17, respectively, and students are $5 both in advance and at the door.

CAE continues its tradition of inspiring and enriching our broad community of audiences with unique and diverse programming performed at the highest artistic level. CAE is a non-profit organization run completely by volunteers. We invite you to support exceptional choral music in the greater Portland/Vancouver community. Cascadia Composers engage our community through the creation, performance, and promotion of contemporary musical art, while providing resources and opportunities to composers in the Cascadia region. Since being founded in 2008, and now comprised of over 70 member composers, we have produced some 50 concerts including over 400 works. For more information, please visit our website,