Audition for the OCWC!

If you’re a woman with choral experience, music-reading ability and a desire to make great music with great women, we’d love to meet you! Auditions will be held during the month of August, by appointment only. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Newport Beach.

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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

Audition for the OCWC!

The OCWC is seeking extraordinary women to make extraordinary music! If you’re a woman with choral experience, music-reading ability and a desire to make great music and have a lot of fun while doing so, we’d love to meet you.  We hold annual auditions every August.  To schedule an audition email us at: or call us at (949) 451-8590.

Upcoming Events

The OCWC is Accepted to Sing at the ACDA Conference!

We’re excited to announce that the Orange County Women’s Chorus has been invited to perform at the 2020 Western Division Conference of the American Choral Directors’ Association! This is an honor reserved for only a handful of choruses each year, and we’re thrilled to be traveling to Salt Lake City this March as one of the “best of the best in the West.”

ACDA Conference Info

Adopt a Singer

Adopt Janet Bratton, Alto 2

Janet Bratton was elected to the Board in 2001 and has been a singer in the OCWC since 1999. She is a native southern Californian – born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Music has always been part of her life. Janet’s mother, Pat, was a wonderful mezzo-soprano who sang at churches and women’s clubs. Janet initially took piano lessons and moved on to playing the violin (because she had one) in her junior high school orchestra. As a teenager, she rebelled against the violin and took up folk guitar (it was the 70’s). With encouragement from her Mom, Janet then took up classical guitar and eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from California State University Los Angeles.

After deciding that she wanted music to be an avocation rather than an occupation, Janet moved to Fullerton to work at Hughes Aircraft and pursued a second bachelor’s degree in mathematics. All-in-all, it was an excellent decision as she met her husband, Tom Nichols, at Hughes. Music was their connection, since Tom is an avid barbershop singer, arranger, director, and quartet coach. Janet joined the OCWC in 1999 after her sister, Kathy Baldasari (also a current singer and board member), insisted that she really needed to sing with this group!

Janet and Tom retired from aerospace in 2012, and she has been enjoying more time for music, quilting, and their cat Arthur (that she adopted from Trina Walker, a fellow OCWC singer). Janet serves as the OCWC board member responsible for operations, and she and her team manage all the front-of-house and back-of-house tasks for every performance and concert reception. We deeply appreciate her commitment to the OCWC!

Adopt Janet

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