The OCWC holds annual auditions for new singers every August. Auditions are open to all female voice parts. Choral experience is preferred, and the ability to read music is required. If you love good music and spirited company, we encourage you to audition!

Auditions include vocalization, pitch-matching, and sight-reading exercises. Singers are asked to prepare a song to sing; this need not be a formal aria or art song, and need not be memorized, but should demonstrate vocal quality, technique, and musicality. The song should be unaccompanied; there will be no accompanist at the audition.

We generally do not accept new singers after our season begins in September, though we do occasionally have mid-season openings for highly qualified singers. We encourage you to contact us with your experience and your contact information, and we’ll put you on our contact list for our next round of annual auditions, and/or get in touch with you if we do have a mid-season opportunity.

All auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, please call the OCWC at (949) 451-8590 or email us at Please tell us what voice part you sing and describe your prior vocal/choral experience.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church at 798 Dover Drive in Newport Beach. We prepare three major programs per year, and smaller performances along the way. We collaborate with other arts organizations for community performances, and plan to tour approximately every three years. Our members enjoy social gatherings and dinners out, too, and friendships flourish along with great music-making.