SEASON 10
We are here.

Join Choral Arts Initiative for Season 10, where we come together during a time of questioning—when will things return to the way life was pre-pandemic? What is next for us? What are we doing?  

Season 10 opens with a beautiful fall program, TOGETHER, featuring a vibrant roster of living composers that allows listeners to be wrapped in a lush and comforting soundscape. It’s a time to come together, reflect, and reaffirm: this is how harmony and unison feels.  

In spring, FROM WILDERNESS, will finally receive its world premiere in conjunction with our second album release featuring the same work. This concert-length piece carries the listener on a journey of questioning, healing, mindfulness, and courage.  

To mark our 10th Anniversary, we will also be inviting everyone to CELEBRATE with us. As an organization that is always looking forward, this will be a time to look back: to acknowledge our 10-year history, share stories, celebrate our family of supporters, and dream of what is in store for the next decade.

In summer, we are thrilled to bring back the PREMIERE|Project Festival, where we partner with living composers across the globe to bring their music to life. New this summer, we will also add a track for conductors.  

Season 10 is not the season we dreamed of three years ago. In many ways, the pandemic forced us to remember something fundamentally essential: we are here. Our reimagined Season 10 feels authentically and beautifully aligned with where we are, and we believe you’ll feel the same way. Join us.

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Brandon Elliott, Artistic Director

COVID-19 Statement

While we are pleased to return to live performing, it may look different than what you’re used to. We kindly ask that you adhere to all of these policies that are in alignment with Cal/OSHA and CDPH guidelines. Your adherence to these policies will ensure safety for you, the Choral Artists, and all other guests and will allow us to return to something we all want: in-person singing. 

 

  1. Masks are required for everyone in the building, regardless of vaccination status. The only exception will be for the fully vaccinated Choral Artists and artistic staff while actively performing in which case, they will remove their masks.

  2. Occupancy will be limited to 50% of normal venue capacity.

  3. Tickets for the performance will only be available online up to the performance time.

  4. Concert programs will be digital only.

  5. If you are exhibiting any symptoms indicative of illness, we kindly ask that you stay home and we will fully refund your ticket purchase, or you may choose to make your ticket purchase a tax-deductible donation. Simply write to us at info@choralartsinitiative.org.

Together

FALL 2021

PROGRAM

Birdsong by Eric Nelson | West Coast Premiere

Be not afeard by Cecilia McDowall | United States Premiere

Healing Heart by Eric William Barnum 

The Sometimes Joy of Reminiscing by Zachary Ritter | West Coast Premiere

And that Night by Kristian Rodriguez | West Coast Premiere

How do I love thee? by Gabriel Jackson 

The Long Willows by Matthew Lyon Hazzard 

Light Shines by Juhi Bansal | West Coast Premiere

all I have by Lauren Bydalek | West Coast Premiere

Sweet Rivers by Shawn Kirchner

FEATURED ARTISTS

WHEN & WHERE

November 7, 4:30pm

St. Mark Presbyterian Church

2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach

 

From Wilderness

Spring 2022

PROGRAM

From Wilderness by Jeffrey Derus | World Premiere

A concert-length work for chorus, crystal singing bowls, and cello

FEATURED ARTISTS

WHEN & WHERE

April 24, 2022

St. Mark Presbyterian Church

2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach

TICKETS

 

TBD

Season 10 Celebration

Spring 2022

PROGRAM

All are welcome to this celebration as we toast to 10 years together, and cheers to the next 10!

FEATURED ARTISTS

Stay tuned for more information on our musical offerings!

WHEN & WHERE

TICKETS

 

PREMIERE|Project Festival

Summer 2022

PROGRAM

The program is determined based on the composers accepted to the festival. Stay tuned in early spring for more information!

FEATURED ARTISTS

The composers will be announced in early spring. 

WHEN & WHERE

July 1, 2022

St. Mark Presbyterian Church

2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach

TICKETS