Orange County Millennial Choirs & Orchestras


Currently in its eighth season, Orange County Millennial Choirs & Orchestras (OCMCO) was MCO’s inaugural locale (there are now four locales in four states). Registration (for youth) and audition sign-ups (for adults) for OCMCO are currently open for the 2nd semester, which begins on January 29 for the choirs.  Youth may register and join for the 2nd semester through February 9.


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 four albums on iTunes, three of which landed in the top 3 of Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical Chart: To Be American; O Holy NightMessiah in America; and That Easter Morn.


MCO Participant Handbook
OCMCO Participants Pages


REGISTRATION: While the first rehearsal is January 29, registration is for youth ensembles (ages 4-18) is open through February 9.  No audition is necessary.  Click the link at the bottom of this page to register youth.

AUDITIONS:The Grand Chorus (adults) and Symphony Orchestra (accomplished instrumentalists) 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 2nd SEMESTER DETAILS

2nd Semester runs from January 29 through the concerts on April 28 & 29, 2015.



Choral ensembles rehearse weekly on Thursdays throughout each semester.  There are occasional Wednesday or Saturday rehearsals.  Regular Thursday rehearsal times for the choral ensembles are listed below.  The orchestra rehearses on a few select dates TBD.

3:45 – 4:30 pm          Young Singers Chorus          Age 4 – 1st Grade

4:20 – 5:30 pm          Children’s Chorus                 Grades 2 – 5

5:10 – 6:30 pm          Youth Chorus                        Grades 6 – 8

5:10 – 7:15 pm          Concert Choir Women           Grades 9 – 12

6:15 – 7:15 pm          Concert Choir Men                Grades 9 – 12

7:30 – 10:00 pm        Grand Chorus                       Accomplished adult singers 18 & over



Rehearsals will be held at Temple Bat Yahm, just off the 73 in Newport Beach, 1011 Camelback St, Newport Beach, 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? - Now in four states (California, Arizona, Utah, and Texas), MCO has 3000 participants and is growing steadily. 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, California, 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.