Masterworks Chorale

Thank you for supporting our 2023 - 2024 season! We are grateful to our singers, accompanying musicians, audience members. Keep the music going when you support Masterworks Chorale!

Want to sing in the choir?
Masterworks Chorale is open to all singers.
Watch this space for info about rehearsals.
Rehearsals take place at 7pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (601 Poyntz Ave, MHK).
If you would like to sing with us, just come to a rehearsal or email us at the address shown below.  It's that easy!

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masterworks fall 2023

Join us Friday, Dec. 8, for the Masterworks Chorale Winter Concert event, "Mid-Winter Songs."
 Featuring Morten Lauridsen's "Mid-Winter Songs" and Randol Alan Bass' "Gloria," and directed by the effervescent Arianna Thomas.
This free-admission event is the perfect way to end a busy week, during a busy season. Compelling & contemplative in their respective arrangments, each selection tells a tonal story with rich literature.  Come take a breath with the Masterworks singers and enjoy this amazing music.
The concert begins at 7pm.
Free admission, (freewill donations are gratefully accepted in support of the Chorale).
Many thanks to First United Methodist Church (612 Poyntz Ave.) in Manhattan for providing space for this event.
Masterworks Chorale is Manhattan's answer to community choir, with approximately 70+ singers participating every semester. We have a seat saved for YOU!

Interested in joining?


Masterworks Chorale is a program of MAC. For nearly thirty years Masterworks has been the community choir for Manhattan and the surrounding area.   

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Masterworks Chorale is funded in part by a grant from the 
Lincoln & Dorothy I. Deihl Fund at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation

Platinum Sponsors:
Lew & Enid Cocke
Mel & DonnaDee Chastain

Arianne Thomas Head Shot

Arianne Thomas became our conductor in Fall 2022. 

Ari is a devoted conductor, educator, and performer, and she is very excited to direct Masterworks Chorale!
A native of Colorado, born into a musical family, her passion for music began at a young age. She studied voice and flute at Colorado State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Education in 2011. While at CSU, Ari was principal flute in CSU’s Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony and soprano in Concert Choir and Chamber Choir.
Ari has experience working with musicians of all ages, from preschool to adulthood. She taught elementary general music and high school choir in Lewis-Palmer School District in CO. Additionally, Ari directed the adult choir at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church and taught private lessons.
An advocate for music education, she has been an active member of CMEA and NAfME, and she served on the Colorado All State Choir Board. Ari has performed as both a singer and a flute player in elite ensembles, including the Colorado Springs Chorale, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. In addition to musical activities, Ari enjoys spending time with her husband, Ray, and their 5-year-old identical twin boys, Tre and Rowan.