Critical Mass Vocal Artists

Critical Mass Vocal Artists (CMVA) is a semi-professional choral ensemble consisting of trained singers in the Treasure Valley that produces excellent choral music focusing on contemporary octavo literature of a high caliber along with educational outreach, directed by Dr. Michael Porter.

CMVA represents the finest in chamber choir performance in Southern Idaho. Its mission is to establish and maintain a tradition of choral excellence, to be a vital part of the arts in Idaho, and to enrich our communities through choral music, education, and performance. The singers of CMVA represent the Treasure Valley’s finest singers and choral educators, and who seek to inspire and engage their audience with a diverse repertoire and choral excellence.

Upcoming CMVA concerts:

Songs of Love and Devotion

Saturday, March 23, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Cathedral of the Rockies
Featuring Songs by:
Thomas Tallis, Sven-David Sandström, Johannes Brahms, and others.


Children 12 years and younger are free



Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Location TBA

The Idaho Premier of Craig Hella Johnson’s Oratorio
Considering Mathew Shepard
Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming teenager who became a national figure after he was beaten and left for dead for being gay in 1998, has inspired plays, documentaries and books. Now he’s the subject of a choral piece, a 100-minute oratorio called Considering Matthew Shepard that explores his life, death and legacy.

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students
Children 12 years and younger are free

Ticket sales to this concert TBA.

Tickets also available at the door.

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If you are interested in auditioning for Critical Mass Vocal Artists, please contact Michael Porter at