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Orange County Millennial Choirs & Orchestras (OCMCO) concluded the 2013-2014 1st Semester with Christmas concerts on December 6. The 2nd Semester commences in February and culminates with the final concert of the season, a patriotic tribute To Be American, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on May 31, 2014. Registration for all of the youth choirs is open now, and audition sign-ups are open for the Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra. Read below to find out more about Millennial Choirs & Orchestras and its locale in the Orange County area.
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.
2013-2014 2nd SEMESTER REGISTRATION & AUDITIONS
REGISTRATION for 2nd Semester is open for all youth ensembles. Regular registration closes February 6. Late registration closes February 12. Click the link at the bottom of this page to register.
AUDITIONS for The Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra for 2nd Semester will be February 6 and February 12. Click the link at the bottom of this page to sign up for an audition.
2013-2014 2nd SEMESTER CALENDAR
Choral ensembles rehearse weekly on Thursdays, beginning on February 13. The orchestra rehearsal schedule is provided to those who sign up for an audition. The 2nd Semester concert To Be American is on May 31.
February 6 - Auditions for Grand Chorus & Symphony Orchestra
February 6 – Regular Registration closes for youth ensembles
February 8 – First rehearsal for all choirs (special Saturday “Choral Boot Camp”) at the following times:
- Young Singers Chorus: 9:00-10:00 am
- Children’s Chorus: 9:45-11:15 am
- Youth Chorus & Concert Choir Women: 11:00-12:30
- Concert Choir Men & Women: 12:30-2:00 pm
- BREAK 2:00-2:30 pm
- Grand Chorus: 2:30-5:30 pm
February 12 - Late Registration closes for youth ensembles
February 12 - Auditions for Grand Chorus & Symphony Orchestra
February 13 – Regular Thursday choral rehearsals begin
May 31 – Concerts at 5:00 & 8:00 PM
THURSDAY CHOIR REHEARSAL TIMES
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
Rehearsals will be held at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA.
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 OCMCO concerts held at Segerstrom Center for the Arts? - One of the trademarks of MCO is that we perform in state-of-the-art concert halls in our communities. Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is a world-class concert hall – one of the finest classical acoustic performance venues in the United States.
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 Orange County 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.