• Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna

    OCMC present an evening of evocative music. A night of music featuring Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna.

    Lux Aeterna

    Location:
    To Be Determined


    Date:
    Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
    Time:
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  • About

    Who are we?

    The Orange Community Master Chorale was founded in 1994 and is a non-profit community based choir located in the city of Orange, in Orange County, California, U.S.A. The OC Master Chorale has a reputation for being one of the finest community choral organizations in Southern California. It is open to any person in Southern California who wishes to sing.

    From it's founding, The Orange Community Master Chorale has been participating in and creating events that help the City of Orange to be more culturally diverse and musically aware. Two events created by the chorus are the Tree Lighting and Candlelight Procession for the City of Orange ( since1995) and “Third of July Program” a patriotic program for the 3rd of July (Since 1996)! Each of these events has a draw of several thousand people. The chorus is also been selected to be a featured choir for special performances annually such as the "Candlelight Procession " at Disneyland, in Anaheim, California. And they have been featured entertainment for the Disney Community Service Awards. We also present a fall and Spring concerts featuring works such as Carmina Burana by Orff, Five Tudor Portraits by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Verdi Requiem and Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen. In May of 2009 the OC Master Chorale performed the Lux Aeterna in Carnegie Hall under the direction of their director Michael Short. Our most recent performance was Carmina Burana by Carl Orff with Symphony Irvine and the Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley.

    Thinking of singing with OCMC? Please contact Michael Short, Director of OCMC - With any questions.email: mshort@ocmchorale.org
    Phone: 714-325-7648

    Registration Form for OCMC: Click Here

  • Tours

    Where have we traveled?

    The Orange Community Master Chorale is a choir of 80 – 90 singers who’s talents are in demand on a year round schedule. The Master Chorale has completed two “European Concert Tours” one tour of the British Islands and a “Greek Concert Tour” in April of 2011. During the summer of 2015 we had an amazing “Concert Tour of Ireland” where were joined with the “Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley” for this exciting adventure in the summer of 2015. Check the Pictures. We have just returned from New York and are planning a concert tour of Scotland and Wales in the summer of 2019!

  • Musical Director

    Who is our leader?

    Michael Short

    With a bachelor’s degree from Chapman University in Orange, California and a master’s degree in choral conducting from California State University, Fullerton, Michael Short is the founder and musical director of the Orange Community Master Chorale. In addition to secular responsibilities as vocal music director at Orange High School, Mr. Short has directed music at First United Methodist Church of Orange since 1988.

    He has an extensive and active participation as an adjudicator in choral festivals and honor choir performances as well as with the American Choral Directors Association on a regional and national level.

    Producing and directing, in cooperation with the City of Orange, the annual 3rd of July patriotic program (with fireworks) and the Treelighting and Candlelight Procession in the downtown plaza for the last twenty-five years are among the highlights on his resume. This December will again find him at the helm of the Second Annual Christmas in Southern California presentation at Chapman University’s Musco Center. Mr. Short has directed several concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City with both high school and adult participants and he regularly organizes concert tours for both age groups in the United States and abroad. (Another trip is planned to Scotland, Wales and England for the Orange Community Master Chorale in July of 2019.)

    Mr. Short’s choral groups—school and church—have appeared in two feature films, Ed Wood and Sister Act 2 and performed musical voice-over for a movie about Stan Lee. Among his many awards and recognitions are the prestigious Bravo Award from the Los Angeles Music Center, Outstanding Teacher from the Orange Unified School District, a Teacher of the Year finalist, Outstanding Alumnus from Chapman University and he was selected Citizen of the Year by the City of Orange.

    TThe latest project to be the recipient of Mr. Short’s boundless enthusiasm and leadership is the creation of a venue to feature the creative artists of the community called Greater Orange Community Arts Theater (GOCAT) which is now in planning stages. (Stay tuned.)

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  • Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession

    Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and family fun as we sing traditional carols of the season with the Orange Community Master Chorale led by musical director Michael Short.

    Holiday Festivities begin at 3:30 pm. The Main Musical Program and Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:15 pm.

    Our local non-profit groups will provide delicious food and youth activities for a nominal charge.

    Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession

    Location:
    Old Towne Orange Plaza


    Date:
    Sunday, December 11, 2022
    Time:
    3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    More Info: cityoforange.org

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  • 3rd of July Celebration - Orange

    Any city can celebrate America’s birthday on July 4. The City of Orange does it the right way, starting the party a day early.

    Orange is proud to present the Annual “3rd of July” Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular. Residents and visitors are invited to come out to El Modena High School – Fred Kelly Stadium on Monday, July 3rd beginning at 4 p.m. to get the Independence Day party started early.

    For over two decades, the City of Orange 3rd of July Celebration has been a beloved community event. The July 3rd Celebration features live music, a petting zoo, pony rides, children’s activities, community food booths, and an authentic hometown carnival atmosphere. When the sun sets, our grand finale begins with a performance by the Orange Community Master Chorale, and climaxes with a patriotic fireworks salute to America.

    Tickets are $7- children two years old and under are free- and can be purchased at the Community Services Department, 230 East Chapman Ave. through 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 3. Tickets may also be purchased at the event site after 1 p.m.

    3rd of July Celebration - Orange

    Location::
    Grijalva Park
    Spring and Prospect
    Orange, CA 92869


    Date:
    July 3, 2022
    Time:
    4:00pm - 9:00pm


    Tickets: $7 - children two years old and under are free- and can be purchased at the Community Services Department, 230 East Chapman Ave. through 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 3. Tickets may also be purchased at the event site after 1 p.m.

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  • Concert with Orange Community Band

    Concert with Orange Community Band. - Location and time TBA

    Concert with Orange Community Band

    Location::
    TBA
    TBA

    Date:
    March 27th, 2022
    Time:
    TBA

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  • A Southern California Christmas

    Musco Center Presents
    Join us for the third annual tradition as more than 150 performers from across Southern California – musicians, singers, dancers – bring you a holiday spectacular packed full of your favorite carols. From the triumphal tones of a brass fanfare to the thrilling sound of a chorus in full voice and the sugarplum dreams woven by dancers’ feet, there’s something for all ages in this merry delight. It’s a show that’s sure to make your Christmas season glow brightly.

    A Southern California Christmas

    Location:
    Musco Center of the Arts


    Date:
    December. 2022
    Time:

    Date:

    TBA
    Time:
    TBA


    OTHER INFORMATION: Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday 12:00-6:00pm and 60 minutes before showtime.
    More Info: muscocenter.org

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  • 9/11 Commemoration at the Nixon Library

    Honor the brave men and women who lost their lives 21 years ago.

    A special commemoration ceremony will be held in the magnificent White House East Room, and will include patriotic performances by a near 200-member choir and band, formal Presentation of Colors and singing of our National Anthem by the Air Force Blue Eagles Honor Guard, and remarks made by special guest speaker.

    9/11 Commemoration at the Nixon Library

    Location:
    Nixon Library East Room

    Date:
    September 11, 2022
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Morten Lauridsen

    Lux Aeterna

    OCMC present an evening of evocative music. A night of music featuring Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna.

    Lux Aeterna

    Location:
    To Be Determined


    Date:
    Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
    Time:
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Calendar and Itinerary

  1. August

    August 22nd - 29th >> Swipe screen to move between months Time
    22nd - First Rehearsal in the Fall

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    29th - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  2. September

    September 5th - 26th >> Swipe screen to move between months Time
    11th - 9/11 Commemoration at the Nixon Library

    Location:
    Nixon Library

    TBA
  3. October

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    23rd - Fall Concert

    Location:
    TBA

    TBA
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  5. December

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  6. January

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  7. February

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  8. March

    March 21st - 27th >> Swipe screen to move between months Time
    21st - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    27th - Concert with Orange Community Band

    Location:
    TBA

    TBA
    28th - No Rehearsal - Mike Gone!
  9. April

    April 4th - 25th >> Swipe screen to next month. Time
    4th - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    11th - No Rehearsal - Holy Week
    18th - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    25th - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  10. May

    May 2nd - 30th >> Swipe screen to move between months Time
    2nd- Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    9th - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    16th - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    20th - Dress Rehearsal

    Location:
    TBA

    TBA
    22nd - Lux Aeterna

    Location:
    TBA

    TBA
    23rd - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    30th - No Rehearsal - Memorial Day
  11. June

    June 6th - 27th >> Swipe screen to move between months Time
    6th- Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    13th - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    20th- Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    27th - Regular Monday Rehearsal

    Location:
    Orange HIgh School
    525 N Shaffer St,
    Orange, CA

    7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  12. July

    July 1st - 3rd >> Swipe screen to move between months Time
    1st - Setup For 3rd of July

    Location:
    Grijalva Park
    Spring and Prospect
    Orange, CA

    TBA
    2nd - Dress Rehearsal For 3rd of July

    Location:
    Grijalva Park
    Spring and Prospect
    Orange, CA

    6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    3rd - 3rd of July Show

    Location:
    Grijalva Park
    Spring and Prospect
    Orange, CA

    4:15 pm – 9:30 pm
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