Call for Auditions!

Seeking extraordinary women to make extraordinary music.

We are welcoming new singers for our 25th anniversary season. Auditions will be held this month by appointment only. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Newport Beach. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. Click the link below for more information!

Singers + Auditions

Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

Haydn composed his Lord Nelson Mass during a time of storms and stress, when the world was scary, the future was murky, and music served both to reflect and relieve the anxieties of the day. We are excited to partner with Men in Blaque, a full orchestra, and some of our favorite soloists to present a piece that is every bit as timely today as it was when it was written.

Read the program notes

What We Missed

We’ve missed a lot during the past year and a half, so we’re making up for lost time! Our December program was a look back at some of the events we would have been singing about if we’d been together—holidays, social justice movements, and Beethoven’s 250th birthday, to name a few—and a look ahead as we remind ourselves of the joy of real, live music-making.

We hope you were able to join us for our first live performances in two years, but if not–or if you just want to relive part of the experience–click below to watch selections from the program!

Watch now!

COVID-19 Policies

Our top priority is the health and safety of our performers, volunteers, patrons, and community. We have established these protocols and policies for our 2021 – 2022 season.

For the health and safety of our community, proof of COVID vaccination will be required for admission to our venue. For unvaccinated children, proof of a negative COVID test will be required. Masks will be optional, but are recommended when indoors. Please visit our COVID-19 Protocols and Policies page for details, and check back periodically for updates.

COVID-19 Protocols and Policies
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The Orange County Women’s Chorus

The Orange County Women’s Chorus is an ensemble of more than 50 singing women representing more than 20 communities in Orange County as well as Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. 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 return to live performances for the first time since March 2020, 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. The Orange County Women’s Chorus will make our Carnegie Hall debut in June 2022 singing Franz Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass under the baton of Artistic Director, Eliza Rubenstein.

Upcoming Performances

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

We’re planning now for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 season, when we look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary with you! Thank you for your incredible, unfailing support. We had an amazing experience at our Carnegie Hall debut, and we can’t wait to make beautiful music for you again. Watch this space for our season announcement! In the meantime, if you haven’t already viewed our virtual programs or heard our concert recordings, please visit our Watch + Listen page or our YouTube channel.

Latest News

Orange County Women’s Chorus debuts at Carnegie Hall!

The Orange County Women’s Chorus will make our Carnegie Hall debut on June 27, 2022 with a Spotlight Performance, followed by a massed choir performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass under the baton of Artistic Director Eliza Rubenstein. We’d love to see you in New York!

Date and time: Monday, June 27, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Location:  Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Tickets range from $40 to $110 and are on sale now. Tickets will only be available from Carnegie Hall: | CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh

All patrons are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks. Please see Carnegie Hall’s COVID-19 protocols for the most current information.

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

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