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SEASON 12

I'm thrilled to share our new season offerings. Season 12: Threads of Connection invites us on a captivating journey through the palpable themes of human existence, becoming and belonging, identity, and connection. As we celebrate our twelfth season, we are immensely grateful for the transformative power of music that enriches our lives and ignites our souls. This season, we aim to explore the essence of being human, delving into the depths of our shared experiences, the intricate process of self-discovery, and the journey toward belonging that binds us together. Through the ethereal harmonies and expressive melodies, we hope to foster a profound understanding of ourselves and each other, connecting hearts and minds in an unforgettable choral experience. Join us on this extraordinary musical odyssey as we embrace the beauty of life's journey and the power of community and harmony.

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Brandon Elliott, Artistic Director

  • 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.
  • 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: Tapestry of Becoming
    Season 12: Tapestry of Becoming
    Sun, Mar 10
    Newport Beach
    Mar 10, 2024, 4:30 PM PDT
    Newport Beach, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 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 Time
    Season 12: Tapestry of Time
    Sun, Nov 12
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church
    Nov 12, 2023, 4:30 PM PST
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
    Embark on a profound and introspective journey into the intricate tapestry of human existence and its interplay with time and the natural world.
  • Season 11: PREMIERE|Project Festival 2023
    Season 11: PREMIERE|Project Festival 2023
    Fri, Jun 30
    Zhang Hall–Concordia University Irvine
    Jun 30, 2023, 7:00 PM PDT
    Zhang Hall–Concordia University Irvine , Borland-Manske Center: Music, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
    Season 11 culminates with 13 world premieres by emerging composers across the world! Hear music that is so new, the ink on the page may still be wet.
  • Season 11: Echoes
    Season 11: Echoes
    Sun, May 21
    St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church
    May 21, 2023, 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: Canticle
    Season 11: Canticle
    Sun, Mar 05
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church
    Mar 05, 2023, 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.
  • Season 11: Home
    Season 11: Home
    Sun, Nov 06
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church
    Nov 06, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
    In the opening concert of their 11th season, Choral Arts Initiative explores the question of what makes a home: is it a place? A feeling? Or the people who live in it?
  • PREMIERE|Project Festival | Choral Arts Initiative
    PREMIERE|Project Festival | Choral Arts Initiative
    Fri, Jul 01
    Zhang Hall–Concordia University Irvine
    Jul 01, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Zhang Hall–Concordia University Irvine , Borland-Manske Center: Music, Irvine, CA 92612, USA
    Our 10th Anniversary Season 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.
  • Choral Arts Initiative's 10th Anniversary Celebration & Album Release Party
    Choral Arts Initiative's 10th Anniversary Celebration & Album Release Party
    Sat, Apr 30
    Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
    Apr 30, 2022, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
    We are so excited to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and album release with you! Please join us for some light appetizers, an open bar (for those 21+), a silent auction featuring some amazing prizes, a special performance by our Choral Artists, and more!
  • From Wilderness | Choral Arts Initiative
    From Wilderness | Choral Arts Initiative
    Sun, Apr 24
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church
    Apr 24, 2022, 4:30 PM
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
    At its heart, composer Jeffrey Derus' sweeping new concert-length work is a story about the transformation one experiences in a wilderness. Join us for the live world premiere just days after the international album release.
  • Season 10: Together | Choral Arts Initiative
    Season 10: Together | Choral Arts Initiative
    Sun, Nov 07
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church
    Nov 07, 2021, 4:30 PM PST
    St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA
    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.
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