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Orange County Women's Chorus

Orange County Women's Chorus

The Orange County Women’s Chorus creates and performs outstanding choral literature, engages and enriches our audiences, and celebrates women in music. What began with eight enterprising women in a living room has blossomed into one of the top amateur choruses in the region: a 50+ voice ensemble performing diverse, challenging, and (above all) enjoyable music from all eras and cultures. Directed since 2000 by Eliza Rubenstein, the OCWC has performed in some of our best local venues and with some of our finest local artists. Recent performances have taken us to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Disney Hall’s REDCAT Theater, the Irvine Barclay Theatre, and the 2020, 2012, and 2004 western-division conferences of the American Choral Directors’ Association. We’ve collaborated with ensembles such as Bel Canto, MenAlive, the Wooden Floor (formerly the Saint Joseph Ballet), the South Coast Symphony, the Agape Voices of Praise, the All-American Boys’ Chorus, and Men in Blaque. Our wide-ranging repertoire has included medieval chants, multicultural folk songs, classical masterworks, protest songs, gospel tunes, and more. We’re especially proud of our commitment to new music and up-and-coming musicians; we regularly commission new works for women’s voices, and our conducting internship program, designed to encourage young women entering the field of choral conducting, has been a model for other choruses around the nation.


Our Response to COVID-19:

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.

Vaccination Policy

Our singers, artistic leadership, volunteers and contractors are 100% vaccinated. “Community” is one of our core values, and we believe we have a responsibility to protect one another. All guests, staff, and performers will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering the venue. Children under 12 who are unvaccinated will be required to show proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the scheduled performance.

Full vaccination means the date of the concert must be at least 14 days after receiving the second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized double-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna), or at least 14 days after receiving the sole dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). You may show us your CDC vaccination record, a copy or photo of your CDC vaccination record, or a digital record of your vaccine from your state health record or provider.

For more details, please visit our COVID-19 Protocols and Policies.



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