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Oct 28
OCC singers take the stage

OCC Music presents - fall choral-vocal concertWe heard you liked singing….so we’d like to sing for you! You’ll enjoy choruses and solos by Alexander Borodin, Thomas Tallis, W.A. Mozart, Emma Lou Diemer, Moses Hogan, and SO many more at our Fall Choral-Vocal Showcase, taking place on Saturday, November 10, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theater. Tickets are only $10, and there’s something for every taste on the program. Don’t miss it!

Oct 01
OCC Symphony and Choruses perform the best of Mother Russia!

OCC Symphony and Choruses performs the best of Mother RussiaThe OCC Symphony, Chamber Singers, and Chorale perform two of the best-loved classics of Russian music: Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera “Prince Igor,” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Mussorgsky’s tribute to an artist friend who died young is–deservedly–one of the most popular classical works of them all, and Borodin’s tunes were catchy enough to be transformed into the 1950s Broadway musical “Kismet.” Guaranteed to give thrills to musical aficionados and newcomers alike! Tickets $10 at the door (come early)! or through www.occtickets.com.

Aug 08
Everything you need to know to sing at OCC this fall!
May 21
Watch our newest video!

A little Mozart, a little Brahms, a snippet of “O Sole Mio,” and a few more reasons to support our choral-vocal program during this $10,000 challenge donation!​​​


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May 15
Double your donation through the end of May!

UPDATE: Check out this video to see and hear more about OCC’s choral-vocal program!

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we’ve been offered a matching donation in the amount of $10,000 to fund scholarships for our vocal and choral students! The catch? We have to act fast, as only those funds received before June 1 will be matched.

Can you help us reach our goal by making a contribution? Your tax-deductible donation, large or small, will help talented vocal and choral students in need, so that lack of financial resources doesn’t keep them from realizing their potential and their dreams.

To donate securely online through the OCC Foundation, just click the graphic below. The process is simple—just be sure to specify “Chorale” as your “designation.”

Make a Gift Online- click here  

You can also send a check to OCC Foundation, P.O. Box 5005, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005.

Act fast—May will be over before we know it, and this incredible opportunity will be gone. If you’d like more information, please contact Eliza Rubenstein, OCC’s Director of Choral and Vocal Activities (erubenstein@occ.cccd.edu), or Doug Bennett, Director of the OCC Foundation (dbennett@occ.cccd.edu). Thank you for your support of our students!

May 08
OCC Chamber Singers: Back from NYC and ready to entertain you!

OCC Chamber Singers

What a week we’ve had!

The OCC Chamber Singers recently returned from a trip to New York and a performance in Carnegie Hall—and now we’re bringing the same music to our home audience in Costa Mesa! Come hear the Chamber Singers and the OCC Chorale, along with soloists and orchestra, performing works by Brahms, Mozart, and Vivaldi.

Saturday, May 12, 8:00 p.m.
Robert B. Moore Theater at Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa
Tickets $10; buy yours at www.occtickets.com or at the door!

Bring a friend and enjoy the show!

Feb 25
Bruch, behind the scenes

Long before the stage lights go up and the gowns and tuxedos are put on, OCC’s musicians are hard at work preparing the music they bring to our enthusiastic audiences! Take a sneak peek as Dr. Ricardo Soto, conductor of the OCC Symphony, rehearses with guest violinist Wes Precourt and pianist Beth Syverson (playing the part of the orchestra!) on Max Bruch’s famous Violin Concerto:

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​You can hear the finished product on Saturday, March 17, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre! Tickets are only $10, and the program also includes the monumental and exhilarating Symphony No. 1 of Johannes Brahms.

Click here to buy your tickets now!

Jan 07
Sing! Sing! Sing!

OCC Music Chamber Singers

It’s almost time to begin a new season of singing at OCC! We hope you’ll consider auditioning for a choral ensemble and/or private voice lessons. Please read on for the details!

The Chorale (Music 120), our largest chorus, is open to singers with a wide range of experience and meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:45 to 3:00.

The Chamber Singers (Music 122), our most select ensemble, meets from 12:05 to 1:35 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Chamber Singers is generally a full-year commitment, and only highly qualified singers with outstanding musicianship and music-reading skills will be considered for mid-year admission.

Private voice lessons (Music 290), which are available to a limited number of qualified students, are scheduled individually. Singers who do not receive private lessons are strongly encouraged to enroll in a group voice class!

New singers are requested to attend an informational meeting on Monday, January 30, at 1:45 p.m. in Music Room 101. We will discuss the opportunities available for singers this semester, and hold informal auditions for ensembles and private lessons. Admission to ensembles and voice lessons is by audition only.

You do NOT need to be currently registered in order to get in—and if you are currently registered, that’s not a guarantee of admission. Be sure to come on Monday if you want to sing!

Want to be especially prepared? If you’re auditioning for private lessons, please be ready to sing a song in the classical tradition that refle​cts your abilities, and please be sure you have two copies of your sheet music to bring with you. If you’re auditioning for a choral ensemble only, you don’t need to prepare a formal solo, but we will ask you to sing at least an excerpt of a song that demonstrates your skill. Also, brush up your music-reading—you’ll be asked to read (or attempt to read) a brief excerpt of simple music in your range.

Confused? Don’t worry! Everything will become clear on Monday the 30th, and if you have questions before then, please contact director Eliza Rubenstein at erubenstein@occ.cccd.edu. Thanks for your interest, and we’re excited to see and hear you!​


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