Zoom Out

Come travel the world with us! Our spring 2021 program included virtual choir performances by all the members of the OCWC, collaborations with Men in Blaque, Zedashe, and University of Chicago Women’s Ensemble, and the talented members of the OCWC in solos and small ensembles.

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The Orange County Women’s Chorus

The Orange County Women’s Chorus is an ensemble of more than 45 singing women who believe in raising our voices in song and solidarity! Our repertoire spans many eras and cultures, and ranges from the serious to the silly, but our commitment to performing quality music at the highest level never changes. We’ve been “causing treble” in Orange County since 1997, and as we enter our third decade, we are more excited than ever to bring our music to the community. The chorus was named an “Outstanding Arts Organization” by Arts Orange County in 2014, and was a prizewinner at the International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales in 2015. Many of our singers made their Carnegie Hall debut in June 2017 singing Kirke Mechem’s Songs of the Slave under the baton of Artistic Director, Eliza Rubenstein.

Upcoming Performances

We’re quiet right now, but we’ll be back next season!

We’ll be singing for you again just as soon as it’s safe to do so. We’re planning now for the upcoming 2021 – 2022 season, when we hope we’ll see you face-to-face. Thank you for your incredible support and understanding throughout this challenging time. We can’t wait to make beautiful music for you again. In the meantime, if you haven’t already viewed our 2020 – 2021 virtual programs, or if you would like to revisit some of your favorite performances from those programs, please visit our Watch + Listen page.

Upcoming Events


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Someone you love loves the OCWC, and you showed your love for them and for us by participating in our annual online giving days from June 10 through June 13. We are so grateful to you for your incredible support. We had hoped to raise $13,000 including matching gifts from our board members, but you helped us nearly double that, bringing in more than $25,000!

That kind of response is worth a big virtual hug from all of us at the OCWC, so here’s one for you in musical form. We created this video in recognition of all the people (and pets) who have helped us survive and thrive during this most difficult year, and we’re honored to include you in that list. We’ll be singing for you in person again soon, and we can’t wait.

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Are We There Yet?

As our nation moves toward health and normalcy, we’re thrilled to announce that our New York trip and our Carnegie debut are back on the calendar for June 2022! Assuming that the nationwide health outlook is positive and travel is safe, we’ll take the stage on Monday, June 27, 2022 for a featured program of our own, followed by a performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass (under the baton of OCWC Artistic Director Eliza Rubenstein, making her third Carnegie appearance as a conductor), for which we’ll be joined by an array of other choruses and a professional orchestra. You’ll hear lots more about our New York adventure in the months ahead! Thanks in advance for supporting us along the way.

Photo credit: Eliza Rubenstein in the Carnegie Hall maestro suite, June 2017; photo by Julie Fischer

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