El Camino offers students four different chorale ensembles: two audition ensembles and two non-audition ensembles. To attain membership in an ensemble, students must be enrolled in the appropriate class as defined in the ensemble descriptions below. Auditions are held at the first class meeting. Class meeting times can be found in the Online Class Schedule. For more information about Choral Ensembles, please contact Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef, Director of Choral Activities, at (310) 660-3593 x 3713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chorale provides an opportunity to participate in a small (30 voice) chamber chorale ensemble. Choral literature of all styles is performed, including folk songs and show tunes. Singers in this ensemble perform on campus, in the community, at festivals, and on concert tours. Students receive college credit by enrolling in Chorale (Music 53). Audition is required for membership.
The Community Choir, a non-audition community chorus serving the South Bay, is designed for the study and performance of major choral works in various styles. Emphasis is placed on development of the voice in relation to choral singing. Public performances are held on campus and in the community. Soloists, as needed, may be auditioned and chosen from among the members of the chorus. Students receive college credit by enrolling in College Community Choir (Music 55) or Concert Choir (Music 52). Non-credit participation is available by enrolling in Community Choir for the Older Adult (Music 555).
The Concert Choir is a non-audition ensemble designed for the study and performance of choral works of various styles. Emphasis is placed on development of the voice in relationship to choral singing and the continuous growth of musicianship appropriate to choral literature. The Concert Choir performs several concerts per year, on and off campus. Students receive college credit by enrolling in Concert Choir (Music 52).
The Women's Chorus (Voce Angelicus) is an auditioned ensemble which provides women of all ages with the opportunity to sing all styles of choral literature. Voce Angelicus performs several concerts on campus and in the community, and participates in musical festivals and tours. Students receive college credit by enrolling in Concert Choir (Music 57). Audition is required for membership.