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Two Rivers Chorale


Two Rivers Chorale (TRC) is a versatile Minneapolis/St. Paul community choir based in Ramsey County, comprised of skilled and seasoned amateur singers representing the rich choral heritage of the upper Midwest. Founded in 1998 by Bruce Phelps, and led by artistic director and conductor Timothy Sawyer since 2004, Two Rivers Chorale seeks to enhance and expand the tradition of Minnesota choral excellence in the Twin Cities and beyond. TRC accomplishes this through masterful performances of quality choral literature, which provide inspiring musical experiences for both members and audiences.

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We come together to delight in the beauty and power of choral singing. Together we create fulfilling musical experiences for ourselves and for a growing and appreciative audience.


 We are proud to be a community choir. We come together to create a musical, singing community in which we belong as members and which brings us joy.

Through studying, rehearsing and performing diverse repertoire of both sacred and secular music from around the world, we strive for the highest goals of artistic achievement. Our concerts are usually thematic and can vary dramatically from one concert season to the next, bringing a wide variety to the experience and excitement of seeing “what’s next!”

We seek to share our concerts with an ever growing audience of choral music lovers. To do this, TRC concerts are free of charge whenever possible. This allows us to touch many lives and brings the arts to people who may otherwise not be able to attend such concerts.

  • We bring the arts to experienced concert goers who delight in the mastery of our choral offerings.

  • We welcome children, teenagers and young adults to show them how music can be an ongoing part of their adult lives and encourage lifelong choral appreciation and participation.

  • We provide free concerts in order to be accessible to patrons on a limited income, to welcome families for whom buying seats for each person might prove prohibitive, and most of all to give the gift of music to all who would like to attend.

We are proud to be a community choir.
We are proud to bring free concerts to our community.
We are proud to lead the way, helping to ensure the future of a thriving choral arts community.
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