Directed by Eliza Rubenstein and comprising of 36 women of all ages and backgrounds, the OCWC has gained a reputation for creative and ambitious programming, high musical standards, and energetic performances of everything from classical masterworks to vocal jazz. Recent performances have taken the group to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Irvine Barclay Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall's REDCAT Theater, and the western division conference of the American Choral Directors' Association.
Chorus members include pre-school and elementary teachers, professors, business executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, students, artists, mothers and grandmothers. Our singers come from 15 communities in Orange County as well as Long Beach and Los Angeles. We come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences but are bound by our love of choral music and the shared experience of creating it together.
Singers in all female voice parts are welcome; choral experience is preferred, and the ability to read music is required.
The OCWC will hold auditions for new singers in August 2013. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church in Newport Beach, with three major concerts per year, and smaller performances along the way. Our members enjoy social gatherings and dinners out, too, and friendships flourish along with great music-making.
Auditions include vocalization, pitch-matching, and sight-reading exercises, and a song of the singer’s choice (which need not be a formal solo) to be sung unaccompanied.
To learn more, please call the OCWC at (949) 451-8590, or e-mail us!
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