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.

Join us for the first CMVA concert of the season:

Songs of Faith and Spirituality
Saturday, September 29, 2018- 7:30 PM
Boise Philharmonic Rehearsal Hall
Featuring songs by Frank Ticheli, Sven-David Sandström, Moses Hogan, Craig Hella Johnson, and more.

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

Online sales are now closed. Tickets available at the door.

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

Critical Mass Vocal Artists’ 2018-2019 Season:


Locations TBA.

Songs of Faith and Spirituality
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Featuring Songs by: Frank Ticheli, Jake Runestad,
David Lang, and others.

Songs of Love and Devotion
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Featuring Songs by: Thomas Tallis, Sven-David Sandström,
Johannes Brahms, and others.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
The Idaho Premier of Craig Hella Johnson’s Oratorio
Considering Matthew 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.