California Millennial® Choirs & Orchestras

For residents of Orange County and surrounding areas. The California locale opened in 2007.

2nd Semester registration is now open!

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REGISTRATION & AUDITIONS

Please read the IMPORTANT INFORMATION and REHEARSAL SCHEDULE sections below prior to registering. Additional details may be found on the FAQ’s page.

To gain a better understanding of MCO, please read the About MCO section, including the Performing Ensembles and Participation Info pages. We also encourage you to visit our YouTube channel or listen to one of our eight albums.

REGISTRATION: Participation in youth ensembles (ages 4–18) does not require an audition. Participation in the Grand Chorus or Symphony Orchestra requires an audition (see Auditions below). 

  • Early-bird registration for 2nd Semester for all youth and continuing Grand Chorus participants is now closed. It offers a 10% discount and three-payment and full-payment plan options. Early-bird registration for the 2023–2024 season will open in spring 2023.
  • Regular youth choirs registration for 2nd Semester is currently open and runs through the Monday after the first rehearsal of the semester. Late registration will incur an additional tuition cost of $20.00 per choir. 
  • Regular Grand Chorus registration for 2nd Semester for continuing participants is currently open.
  • Regular Symphony Orchestra registration for 2nd Semester for continuing Symphony Orchestra participants is currently open. Although there is no fee to participate, all Symphony Orchestra participants must register so that we can keep accurate rosters.

GRAND CHORUS AUDITIONS: Placement in the Grand Chorus (adults) is by audition only. Audition requests for 2nd Semester are being accepted at the link below. Continuing participants do not need to re-audition; they may simply register. Prior participants who have missed one or more semesters should request to re-audition. 

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS: Placement in the Symphony Orchestra (all ages) is by audition only. Audition requests are being accepted at the link below. Continuing participants do not need to re-audition; they may simply register. Prior participants who have missed one or more semesters should request to re-audition.

CALENDAR

2022–2023 SEASON CALENDAR

  • 1st Semester—1st Rehearsal: Thursday, September 8, 2022
  • 1st Semester Concerts: Thursday, December 8, 2022, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
  • 2nd Semester—1st Rehearsal: Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • 2nd Semester Concerts: Monday, April 3, 2023, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

Rehearsal Schedule

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

Young Singers Chorus 
4:00–4:45 pm
Age 4 by the first rehearsal of the semester through 1st Grade

Children’s Chorus
4:35–5:35 pm
Grades 2–5 (homeschool at least age 7 by September 1)

Youth Chorus
5:15–6:40 pm   
Grades 6–8 (homeschool at least age 11 by September 1)

Concert Choir Women
5:15–7:20 pm
Grades 9–12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)

Concert Choir Men
6:20–7:20 pm
Grades 9–12 (homeschool at least age 14 by September 1)

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

Rehearsal Location

Rehearsals are held at Laguna Country United Methodist Church, 24442 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna Woods, CA 92637.

MCO Participant Handbook

For MCO’s general policies, expectations, tuition costs, attire costs, and all other information, please download and read the UPDATED MCO Participant Handbook.

Tuition / Fees Per Semester & Attire Costs

Scholarships are available for those with legitimate financial hardships. Email registration@millennial.org for details. Payment plans are also available and can be arranged as part of the online registration process.

EnsembleAge / Grade LevelTuition / FeesAttire (Est. Cost)
Young Singers Chorusage 4–1st grade$125Girls $37–45, Boys $48–64
Children’s Chorus2nd–5th grade$155Girls $37–45, Boys $48–64
Youth Chorus6th–8th grade$185Girls $73–83, Boys $59 (larger sizes extra)
Concert Choir Women9th–12th grade$185$74–79 (larger sizes extra)
Concert Choir Men9th–12th grade $155$117 (larger sizes extra)
Grand ChorusAge 18 and up$60Women $140, Men $117 (larger sizes extra)
Symphony OrchestraAccomplished Instrumentalists$0Concert black (purchase on your own)

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