Welcome to Praeclara!

Praeclara is an Arkansas performing arts organization supported by Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock. Experience our exceptional musical and visual artistry at an upcoming show!

2018 - 19 Season Announced

Artistic director Bevan Keating and producer Bruce Rentz announce the four shows that will make up Praeclara's fifth season. Click the photo to read more!

Apr. 13 - 14: Into the Woods

Venture into the woods at Wildwood Park to visit a musical fairy tale world where wishes do come true, but happy endings are never quite what the wishers expect!

Apr. 28: Mendelssohn's Elijah

Praeclara presents an Old Testament oratorio featuring passionate arias and dramatic choruses, powered by the world-class organ of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Little Rock.

Introducing Praeclara, a performing arts organization sponsored by Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock

Praeclara offers unique and exemplary arts programming to Arkansas audiences. We specialize in outstanding vocal performances, including musical theatre, opera, choral masterworks, and soloist recitals. We also collaborate with other artists in the community to create performances that blend voices, instruments, and dance.


Our singers are renowned for their technical excellence as musicians and for their expressive stage presence. Whether conveying the “power and majesty” of Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem or producing “delightfully fizzy and funny” renditions of The Music Man, The Pirates of Penzance, and Annie: The Musical, Praeclara has been praised by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for offering musical artistry that “truly sings and soars.”