High on the Mountain, Deep in the Valley: The Music of Johannes Brahmes

Our international prizewinning friends, Men in Blaque (Joseph Huszti, Artistic Director), join us for a concert of works by one of the greatest of the Romantic masters: the sublime Johannes Brahms, whose mastery of intricate craft and profound emotion have made his music soul food for singers and listeners around the world. (Modernist composer Elliott Carter famously said of his student days, “We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms….which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are.”) Come enjoy some of his best-loved works—sacred and secular, accompanied and a cappella, cheerful and poignant.

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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

High on the Mountain, Deep in the Valley: The Music of Johannes Brahms (with Men in Blaque)

Our international prizewinning friends, Men in Blaque (Joseph Huszti, Artistic Director), join us for a concert of works by one of the greatest of the Romantic masters: the sublime Johannes Brahms, whose mastery of intricate craft and profound emotion have made his music soul food for singers and listeners around the world. (Modernist composer Elliott Carter famously said of his student days, “We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms….which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are.”) Come enjoy some of his best-loved works—sacred and secular, accompanied and a cappella, cheerful and poignant.

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March 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, Huntington Beach
Mar
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March 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, Huntington Beach

Upcoming Events

The OCWC Invited 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.”

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Singer Spotlight

Tasha Miller, Soprano 2

Tasha Miller is the OCWC’s Conducting Intern for the 2019 – 2020 season. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music education with an emphasis in choral studies, and her single subject teaching credential in music from California State University, Fullerton. Tasha is currently working as a first through fourth grade vocal music teacher for the Redondo Beach Unified School District. Her goal as a music educator is to provide a fun, engaging, and inclusive learning environment that support students as they develop music literacy, singing fundamentals, and an understanding of how music can be incorporated into aspects of life that are not directly related to performing arts. Tasha hopes to not only grow students’ musical knowledge, but to make a positive difference in their overall education.

Throughout her undergraduate studies, Tasha was a member of CSUF’s Concert Choir, and has prepared Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” Mozart Requiem, Faure Requiem, and many other choral classics. Tasha studied voice with her mentor and Professor; Linda Leyrer. As a CSUF choral department student, she has been in performances with Andrea Bocelli, Tori Kelley, Deborah Voigt, Kathleen Battle, and Rod Gilfry. She was also given the opportunity to perform with CSUF’s Concert Choir at the California All- State Music Education Conference in San Jose, California. Additional experiences include attending Music Associates of Southern California Community College’s Conferences in San Diego and San Francisco in 2012, 2013 and 2014, in which she was a featured soloist. Additional achievements include scholarships for academic excellence, and the recipient of the Irvine Valley College Jenny Richards Memorial Endowed Vocal Music Scholarship in 2013. Tasha has taken choral performance tours through Germany, Austria and Prague.

Tasha is thankful for the unique privilege to be Conducting Intern for the Orange County Women’s Chorus, and highly values the opportunity to expand her conducting expertise and knowledge as music educator.

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