March Concerts CANCELLED

To comply with the latest policy established by the California Department of Public Health for gatherings of 250 or more, we have made the decision to cancel our March concerts. As eager as we are to share this music with you, we fully recognize that helping to minimize the impact of the Coronavirus on the greater community takes precedence.

We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe through this difficult time!

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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

Make Them Hear You

Operas and musicals aren’t just entertaining—they’ve also shined a spotlight on the important social issues of their eras, and introduced audiences to a whole lot of memorable characters walking groundbreaking paths through the world. We’ll sing some of our favorite tunes from some of our favorite trailblazing shows, from South Pacific to Spring Awakening, Hairspray to Hamilton, in this rousing season-ending celebration for all ages!

June 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, Huntington Beach
June 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach

Singer Spotlight

Sarah Hughes, Soprano 1

Sarah Hughes, the OCWC’s Assistant Director since 2013, will be conducting the chorus for Jocelyn Hagen’s “All the Pretty Little Horses” at the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) Western Region conference in Salt Lake City on March 7, 2020!  The OCWC has been invited to perform at this conference for a third time and it is an incredible honor to be selected this season as one of only 17 choirs to perform at the conference.    

A Midwestern transplant, Sarah has lived in Orange County since 2007 when she was admitted to the Conservatory of Music at Chapman University.  She holds a Bachelor of Music in music education from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music (2011) and a Master of Arts in teaching from Chapman’s College of Educational Studies (2016). Sarah served as our conducting intern from 2011 – 2013, and gained rare and valuable experience for a young, female conductor, working directly with the OCWC under the tutelage of our Artistic Director, Eliza Rubenstein.

Sarah has a long history of singing with choirs as an ensemble member and a soloist.  Her soprano solo credits include the Haydn Mass in Time of War, the Mozart Requiem, Haydn’s Little Organ Mass, the Rutter Requiem, the Fauré Requiem, and Debussy’s Salut Printemps.

Sarah is sought after as a speaker for professional choral directing conferences. She presented “Little Things:  How Teaching Kindergarten Made Me a Better Conductor” at the California Choral Director’s Association (CCDA) Summer 2019 Conference and “Better Beta:  Rock Climbing Tricks that Work for Choirs” at the Southern Regional Conference in 2019.She currently teaches music to students in K-5th grade in Fountain Valley School District and is the Director of Music Ministries at Mesa Verde United Methodist Church. When she’s not singing, teaching, or speaking, you can find Sarah swing dancing, scaling rocks and walls, or curled up with a cup of coffee and a pair of knitting needles!

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