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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 11: Echoes
    Sun, May 21
    St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church
    May 21, 4:30 PM PDT
    St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Ln, Huntington Beach, CA 92646, USA
    Choral Arts Initiative examines Messianic leaders – heroic and horrific – throughout history in Rex Isenberg’s Messiahs: False and True, juxtaposing the exploration of the past with inspiring and hopeful works for our future by featured composers.
  • Season 11: PREMIERE|Project Festival 2023
    Fri, Jun 30
    Zhang Hall–Concordia University Irvine
    Jun 30, 7:00 PM PDT
    Zhang Hall–Concordia University Irvine , Borland-Manske Center: Music, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
    Season 11 culminates with 15 world premieres by emerging composers across the country! Hear music that is so new, the ink on the page may still be wet.
  • Season 11: Canticle
    Sun, Mar 05
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church
    Mar 05, 4:30 PM PST
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
    West Coast premiere of Kile Smith’s 65-minute Canticle, which sets the stunning Spiritual Canticle text by Saint John of the Cross – a canticle poem that he authored and memorized while imprisoned for nine months.

Album Release: From Wilderness

Available now wherever you listen to music

Meet Us


Brandon Elliott

Artistic Director

Connor Scott

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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