About Us


Benjamin Bedroske, Chorus Director
Photo: Sara Bill Photography

Chant Claire Chamber Choir was founded in Fall of 2013 by Benjamin Bedroske, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music education program. Ben’s experience with the Eau Claire Statesmen and his love of choral music inspired him to create a group to help provide  talented singers with an opportunity to keep their skills sharp with rigorous choral repertoire and perform for Milwaukee audiences. The name derives from the Eau Claire origins of many of the choir’s members. In french, “chant claire” translates to “clear song.”

Ben is currently a director of Music and Worship at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa. He has taught previously in the Whitnall, Hamilton, and Oak Creek school districts, as well as served as the Men’s Choir director for Singing in Wisconsin in West Milwaukee. He has also served as a section leader for the Bel Canto Chorus from 2016-2017. Bedroske is an active arranger and composer of choral music.

The group began rehearsing in September 2013, and performed its first concert in December 2013. Today we continue to have one large solo concert each fall and spring, and have been pleased to have the opportunity to perform collaborative concerts with such groups as the Milwaukee Youth Chorale, the UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir, and our upcoming collaboration with Skylight Music Theatre, Danceworks Inc., and Milwaukee Opera Theatre for a unique production of Carmina Burana. In 2017, we were selected to participate in a workshop with lauded choral composer Eric Whitacre at St. Josaphat Basilica.

Nonprofit status

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you or your organization is interested in supporting Chant Claire financially, this means you can now write off donations on your tax return. We greatly appreciate any support you are able to provide. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in learning more.

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