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!

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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 under 12, proof of a negative COVID test will be required. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status. Please visit our COVID-19 Protocols and Policies page for details, and check back periodically for updates.

COVID-19 Protocols and Policies

Zoom Out

Come travel the world with us! Our spring 2021 program included virtual choir performances by all the members of the OCWC, collaborations with Men in Blaque, Zedashe, and University of Chicago Women’s Ensemble, and the talented members of the OCWC in solos and small ensembles.

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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

Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

Save the dates for our Orange County performances of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass! We are thrilled to bring this masterwork to the community before traveling to Carnegie Hall in June 2022.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church

18631 Chapel Lane

Huntington Beach

April 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm
May 1, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Upcoming Events

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! Check back here for more information and tickets in April 2022.


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Are We There Yet?

As our nation moves toward health and normalcy, we’re thrilled to announce that our New York trip and our Carnegie debut are back on the calendar for June 2022! Assuming that the nationwide health outlook is positive and travel is safe, we’ll take the stage on Monday, June 27, 2022 for a featured program of our own, followed by a performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass (under the baton of OCWC Artistic Director Eliza Rubenstein, making her third Carnegie appearance as a conductor), for which we’ll be joined by an array of other choruses and a professional orchestra. You’ll hear lots more about our New York adventure in the months ahead! Thanks in advance for supporting us along the way.

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

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