East Valley Millennial Choirs & Orchestras

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Millennial Choirs & Orchestras recently completed its 2013-14 season with a musical tribute to God and country, TO BE AMERICAN.   Registration and audition sign-ups are currently open for the 2014-15 season.

GENERAL DETAILS

To gain a better understanding of MCO, please browse this website, particularly the About MCO section, including the Ensemble Overview and Participation Info pages. We also encourage you to listen to MCO’s three albums on iTunes, two of which landed in the top 3 of Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical Chart: O Holy Night; Messiah in America; and That Easter Morn.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

MCO Participant Handbook
EVMCO Participants Pages

2014-2015 1st SEMESTER REGISTRATION & AUDITIONS

REGISTRATION:  Open registration is for youth ensembles (ages 4-18).  No audition is necessary.  Click the link at the bottom of this page to register youth.

AUDITIONS:  The Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra are audition only.  Click the link at the bottom of this page to receive audition information and to sign up for an audition.

2014-2015 SEASON CALENDAR

IMPORTANT DATES:

1st Semester runs from September through the concerts on December 5-6, 2014

2nd Semester runs from mid-January through the concerts on April 24-25, 2015

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Choral ensembles rehearse weekly throughout each semester.  Details and times are below.  The orchestra rehearses on a few select dates TBD.

TUESDAY – NORTH MESA:  This option is available to Young Singers Chorus, Children’s Chorus, and Youth Chorus only, at the times specified below.  Those who attend the Tuesday option do not need to come on Thursdays.

THURSDAY – GILBERT:  This is the only option for Concert Choir and Grand Chorus.  Young Singers Chorus, Children’s Chorus, and Youth Chorus can choose between Thursdays or Tuesdays.

3:40 – 4:20 pm          Young Singers Chorus          Age 4 – 1st Grade

4:10 – 5:10 pm          Children’s Chorus                 Grades 2 – 5

5:00 – 6:15 pm          Youth Chorus                        Grades 6 – 8

5:30 – 7:00 pm          Concert Choir Women           Grades 9 – 12

6:00 – 7:00 pm          Concert Choir Men                Grades 9 – 12

7:30 – 9:30 pm          Grand Chorus                       Accomplished adult singers 18 & over

REHEARSAL LOCATIONS

TUESDAYS: North Mesa (exact location TBD)

THURSDAYS:  American Leadership Academy at 3155 Santan Village Parkway, Gilbert.

FAQs

What is the cost to participate? - Tuition/participation fees are charged for the choral ensembles. There is no fee for participation in the Symphony Orchestra. To see tuition/fees and attire costs, click here.

Why are EVMCO concerts held in the Mesa Arts Center? - One of the trademarks of MCO is that we perform in state-of-the-art concert halls in our communities. Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater is currently the best large performing venue for classical music in the state of Arizona.

How does MCO maintain such a light schedule? - Another trademark of MCO is its ability to maintain a light rehearsal and performance schedule while at the same time achieve a professional level of education and produce top-notch performances. This allows busy individuals and families the experience of participating in a world-class choir and orchestra without consuming their lives. This is made possible by the highly effective rehearsals run by MCO’s musical directors, the massive team of volunteers working behind the scenes, and the thousands of participants who are devoted to MCO’s mission and purpose.

How did MCO grow so quickly in such a short period of time? - In addition to the opening of Utah and Texas locations this fall, California now has 650 participants, and Arizona has 1300, and growing. There are three main reasons for this exciting growth: 1. Word of mouth; 2. A high quality, high energy, inspiring music program that changes lives for good; and 3. An expansive team of volunteers who clearly understand and support the great mission and purpose of MCO.

The general purpose of Millennial Choirs & Orchestras is to build and elevate the quality of classical and sacred music in the community. MCO’s music unites, heals, and inspires. This is already happening every week in Arizona and California, it is soon to happen in Utah and Texas, and the outcome is astounding! We welcome musicians of all faiths and backgrounds, and encourage the East Valley community to unite with us in creating an unprecedented music education and performance experience for people of all ages. We remain ever true to MCO’s important motto: All Ages. All Faiths. One Voice.


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