Our Mission + Our Director
As a volunteer choir and 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The River Heights Chorale is committed to sharing quality music with the surrounding community and has made it a priority to help students, through scholarships, achieve their musical goals beyond high school.
We perform at least two concert series per year and have added a third, special concert, collaborating with local groups to join together for a evening of choral music and fundraising.
By collecting a free will donation at all of our concerts, we are able to donate a portion of these proceeds back to students that are continuing post secondary education and would like to include choral music into their education, either as extra curricular activities or into their field of study. We believe the student does not have to major in music to receive a scholarship from RHC, but rather commit to being involved in a musical activity.
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We rehearse once a week on Tuesday evenings in West St. Paul. We base our seasons on the school calendar year and take the summers off.
Our choir consists of members from all walks of life and musical backgrounds. From recent high school graduates with choral music experience, to retirees that have been singing for a lifetime, to everyone in between, we welcome anyone interested to audition with our director.
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.
River Heights Chorale is committed to sharing quality choral music with the surrounding community and giving back by offering scholarships to students enrolling in post secondary education.
We believe music education is very important and it is our mission to help students continue their experiences after they graduate so they may become lifelong singers.
Aaron D. Kapaun is in his 9th season as Artistic Director for the River Heights Chorale. Mr. Kapaun taught vocal music for 16 years including 13 of those years as director of vocal music at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.
He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a Masters of Arts in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas. Mr. Kapaun has been nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year three times and was named a District Innovator of the Year in 2008 in the West St. Paul School District. Additionally, Mr. Kapaun holds post graduate certificates in Instructional Design and Professional Training and serves as a curriculum consultant around the state.
He resides in Eagan with his wife and two children.