About our Program
The University of California, Irvine choral program believes its mission is to provide a foundation in musicianship, repertoire, and performance that will enhance the quality of life of our students as well as the community that we are a part of.
This will be achieved by offering the highest quality educational experiences possible for students of all ages and backgrounds.
While we dedicate ourselves to preparing students to pursue music as a profession, we also believe that all students, regardless of major, will be effective leaders in their communities and professions when enriched with the opportunity to explore and develop their personal musical talents and creative imagination.
Today the UCI Choral program offers the following:
- A choir for each singer, from beginner to the advanced musician.
- Choral-orchestral masterworks with professional soloists and instrumentalists.
- Domestic and international tours.
- Performances at festivals, collaboration with guest conductors as well as composers.
- Repertoire from the renaissance to the recent era with a focus on underrepresented composers.
- Numerous opportunities for student leadership.
About our Choirs
UCI Chamber Singers, an auditioned group of 42 singers, is the flagship ensemble of UCI’s Choral program. The group includes both vocal performance majors and talented singers from other fields. The choir has performed concert premiers at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and regularly collaborate with living composers. Additionally, they have been a part of professional recording projects. In the summer of 2023, the UCI Chamber Singers toured Ireland and participated in the American Song Book Festival with composer Shawn Kirchner. During this time the Chamber Singers performed solo concerts and recitals, collaborative programs, as well as professional music videos. Most recently, the UCI Chamber Singers will be partnering with Signum Records in the spring of 2024 for their first commercial release.
The UCI Concert Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble made up of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. This mixed- voice ensemble represents the diverse cultures and ethnicities within our community. The choir performs a wide variety of repertoire ranging from choral masterworks alongside traditional repertoire, multicultural selections from around the world, works by underrepresented composers, as well as presents concerts on themes of social justice.