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We believe that we have the opportunity to be a living metaphor that celebrates unity. We believe that fostering and embracing the music of emerging composers is critical to our art form. We believe that our community deserves to hear the greatest performances of new choral music. We believe that passion and sincerity should be at the forefront of all musical endeavors.  
We are Choral Arts Initiative. 

Upcoming Events

  • Season 12: Tapestry of Becoming
    Season 12: Tapestry of Becoming
    Sun, Mar 10
    St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church
    Mar 10, 2024, 4:30 PM PDT
    St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Ln, Huntington Beach, CA 92646, USA
    Tapestry of Becoming takes you on a beautiful journey of self-discovery, resilience, transformation, and love. Featuring four commissioned works, the pieces talk about finding your place in the world, loving yourself, and appreciating everything life has to offer.
  • Season 12: Tapestry of Connection
    Season 12: Tapestry of Connection
    Sun, May 19
    Newport Beach
    May 19, 2024, 4:30 PM PDT
    Newport Beach, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
    Join us as we explore themes of identity, belonging, and connection.
  • Season 12: PREMIERE|Project Festival 2024
    Season 12: PREMIERE|Project Festival 2024
    Fri, Jun 28
    Zhang Hall–Concordia University Irvine
    Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM PDT
    Zhang Hall–Concordia University Irvine , Borland-Manske Center: Music, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
    Season 12 culminates with 12 world premieres by emerging composers across the world! Hear music that is so new, the ink on the page may still be wet.

Meet Us

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Brandon Elliott

Artistic Director

Ali Sandweiss Hodges

Assistant Conductor

Choral Artists

Board of Directors

& Staff

About Us

Access, Inclusion & Equity

If diversity is about bringing different people to the table, inclusion is about ensuring every voice at that table has a voice that is valued and heard. It is for these reasons that we believe inclusion is where the work truly begins for our organization. We believe that ensuring everyone feels as though they belong is essential for our organization and the well-being of every member of the Choral Arts Initiative family. 

Access, Inclusion & Equity

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