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Nun That I Know Of: An Unconventional Convent Christmas

Our holiday concert is a “sister act” of music written, performed, or inspired by nuns! Hear works by Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Cozzolani, Tavener, Szymko, and more. Trust us—this music is so beautiful, you’ll want to make it a habit.

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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

Stabat Mater

Pergolesi’s exquisite and much-loved Stabat Mater(featuring string quartet and organ) is paired with a newly commissioned work by composer Nkeiru Okoye. This will be a musical experience not to be missed, and not to be forgotten.

March 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach
March 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach

Upcoming Events

A Glass of Cabaret

Join and support the OCWC for our third annual “Glass of Cabaret” fundraiser!

Tickets are $50.
Special offer for subscribers: buy your “Glass of Cabaret” ticket with your season subscription for only $45!  Seating is limited, so buy your tickets early!

February 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm Bourne Hall at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 23802 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills

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Adopt a Singer, Alto 1: Shauna McFadden

Shauna McFadden joined the OCWC in 2014, and says, “I enjoy it because I really like the challenge of performing interesting, eclectic music from all styles and eras. Eliza is a wonderful director, and I have learned so much about good choral singing tone and articulations! I’ve made wonderful friends in the Chorus, and I enjoy traveling to new and exciting places with the OCWC.”

Shauna is a structural engineer at Boeing, where she has worked for 28 years; right now she supports the 737 aircraft – keeping them flying all over the world. Before becoming an engineer, Shauna played music for a living. With a bachelor’s degree in music (French Horn performance), Shauna expanded her repertoire and has played in a rock band, a country western band, a symphony orchestra, a pit orchestra, a woodwind quintet, a jazz band, an Irish band—even a bagpipe band! She sings in her church choir, and has also composed and arranged music.

Shauna loves learning languages and has studied French, Spanish, German, Italian, Hebrew, and Greek. “Good training for singing in the OCWC–because we sing in all these languages, and more! I would like to learn Russian (and travel to Russia),” she says. Shauna is passionate about keeping fit, eating right and exercising. She loves to bike, ski, do cross-fit and practice yoga.

Shauna was born in Canada, but moved to California when she was a baby. She currently lives with her wife, Shanna, and her three cats; Allie, Abby and Connie.

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