Best Choirs In OC

November 18, 2013 4:00 AM

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(credit: Drew A. Kelley / Pacific Chorale)

(credit: Drew A. Kelley / Pacific Chorale)

(credit: Drew A. Kelley / Pacific Chorale)

(credit: Drew A. Kelley / Pacific Chorale)

Choirs are made up of some of the best singers found anywhere and Orange County is home to some of the most prominent music ensembles. Celebrating and cultivating choral art, Orange County features performances that are astounding and will leave you breathless. Each of the following choirs were selected as part of our best choirs in Orange County for their excellence in singing and skills.

(credit:Stan Sholik / Pacific Chorale)

(credit:Stan Sholik / Pacific Chorale)

Pacific Chorale
3621 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 220
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714)662-2345
www.pacificchorale.org

Known as one of the most esteemed choirs in the United States, Pacific Chorale can be seen performing at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall located in Costa Mesa. Directed by acclaimed industry leader John Alexander, the Pacific Chorale has performed professional shows for diverse audiences for over 40 years and each year the group performs about 20 shows for approximately 40,000 people. The talented troupe has also performed with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Boston Pops to name just a few. Don’t miss out on this popular showcase.

(credit: Allan Helmick Photography and Choral Arts Initiative)

(credit: Allan Helmick Photography and Choral Arts Initiative)

Choral Arts Initiative
Irvine, CA 92602
(949) 287-4270
www.choralartsinitiative.org

The Choral Arts Initiative serves as a non-profit organization in Orange County that promotes and preserves the beauty of choral arts. Founded and directed by accomplished professional Brandon Elliott, the group is composed of proficient individuals that are passionate about sharing vocal art with the community. The organization also teams up with other artists to help educate and showcase artistry in the area. To help support the Choral Arts Initiative or audition to be in the troupe, go to the website.

(credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

(credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Yorba Linda Gospel Ensemble
Anaheim Hills, CA 92809
(714) 281-3256
www.cottonministries.com

For 20 years, The Yorba Linda Gospel Ensemble has entertained crowds at a variety of functions including festivals, concerts, non-profit events and competitions. You may have seen the group perform at Disneyland or on the TV program “Bobby Jones’ Gospel Explosion.” Currently, the group has grown and combined with The Orange County Gospel Ensemble to provide spectators with more talent than ever before. To book The Yorba Linda Gospel Ensemble at your event, visit The Yorba Linda Gospel Ensemble Calendar.

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(credit: Southern California Children's Chorus)

(credit: Southern California Children’s Chorus)

Southern California Children’s Chorus
5020 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 250-9114
www.sccchorus.org

The Southern California Children’s Chorus gives audiences and children alike the opportunity to enjoy performing arts in Orange County. The non-profit organization focuses on enriching children’s lives through distinguished choral music education and world-class performance. The program is composed of an impressive teaching staff that helps sharpen talents of different levels and styles of musical performance. Additionally, scholarships are offered to help provide financial assistance for the program’s tuition. Visit The Southern California Children’s Chorus to find out information regarding the next audition. You never know – your child could be on stage next season!

(credit: South Coast Quartet)

(credit: South Coast Quartet)

South Coast Quartet
(949) 497-7134
www.southcoastquartet.com

Bring some fun to your next event with the melodies of South Coast Quartet. The professional group specializes in performing at a variety of corporate functions, weddings, birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs and holiday parties. Whether you want to dance the night away to the sounds of rock n’ roll and Broadway show tunes, or want to relax to smooth jazz and American favorites such as the infamous Ray Charles hit “Georgia On My Mind,” South Coast Quartet can satisfy your listening desires. To hear some of the troupe’s music, click here

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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