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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Music, Singing & Choral Groups

Mission: The Orange County Women's Chorus creates and performs outstanding choral literature, engages and enriches our audiences, and celebrates women in music.

Target demographics: provide the transformative power of music to the community

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 800 audience members, two conducting interns and several composers and professional musicians.

Geographic areas served: southern California

Programs: concert programs, an annual conducting internship, and commissioning new music.

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I knew joining this group would push me to reach new levels of singing performance, and I was right! The professionalism of the entire organization is felt from rehearsals to performance to "behind the scenes" Board meetings and organizational planning. This is a truly exceptional group of women, and I am proud to sing and serve with the OCWC.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing group of women in a very well-run organization. And Eliza brings out the best their musical talent. Keep up the good work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined the OCWC in September 2016. The chorus members, Board Members and conductor have all been such wonderfully welcoming. The music is challenging, diverse and interesting. The organization is extremely well run and organized. It has been a true pleasure and I am so grateful to his group for bringing me the joy of music back into my life!

Volunteer

Rating: 5


Even if I had not been a member of this group, it is still precisely the type of organization I would wish to support. Not only does this group of all-volunteer singers bring outstanding music to the public (and at a much higher level than one might suppose for a non-professional ensemble), but they also live their mission: to promote women in music. A conducting internship, commissioned works, and a vast library of pieces by women composers all enhance their importance to the musical community and the public. But OCWC is not just a choir; it is a community. Singers genuinely support one another, both "on and off the stage," inside and outside of rehearsals, in both musical and personal endeavors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Orange County Women's Chorus is a group of highly-dedicated singers and lovely people. I am fortunate to be a part of this ensemble, both as a volunteer and as a singer, and know that every moment I contribute as a volunteer truly has an impact on OCWC's operations and success.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a privilege it is to sing with the Orange County Women's Chorus! The range of repertoire is amazing--music from classical to contemporary, in many languages, and featuring many women composers. Eliza Rubenstein is a genius for putting together programs and in connecting with audiences. Friends who come to the concerts always comment on the artistry and pure sound of the chorus.

Marie78

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm both a volunteer & chorus member for OCWC. This is a great group of women who strive to make beautiful music while also developing a great support system for all its members. They almost feel like family & in fact several of them have become my closest friends. Not only are they dedicated to the music, they are dedicated to supporting amazing causes in the community & beyond by participating in fundraiser walks for cancer & other such events in addition to supporting women composers & conductors.

Cindy217

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a privilege it is to sing with this dedicated and lovely group of women. I appreciate the diversity in backgrounds, ages, education--all coming together to not only make beautiful music but to share it with those around us. Each season we set our goals a little higher and then strive to attain them--that's devotion. On a personal level, I consider the women who make up OCWC my friends as well as my co-singers....such an honor to be a part of this amazing group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a singer with the Orange County Women's Chorus for a little over a year. I am extraordinarily pleased to be singing with a group of singers that is outstanding both for its talent and its camaraderie. I am impressed with the remarkable artistic, financial and organizational direction of the OCWC; it's Artistic and Executive Directors plus the Board of Directors are talented, committed and dedicated. That's a great mix for a musical and non-profit organization. The joy and pride of being a member of such an incredible organization is immeasurable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Earlier this year, a colleague of mine took me to an Orange County Women's Chorus concert. It was a phenomenal concert; the sound the chorus makes is extraordinary. I was so impressed that I auditioned in August and was selected to sing with the group. I am so pleased to be singing with such a great organization. Both the other singers and the leadership of the OCWC are top notch!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined OCWC when I moved to Orange County. Not only did I make instant friends, but every week I get to make quality music with creative, intelligent, driven women. Each season we push the boundary of what is possible for a community chorus, not only with out music, but in outreach as well. Nothing unites people in quite the same way that music (particularly choral music!) does.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Orange County Women's Chorus is a very Well-Organized for each Concert they give from their rehearsals to door opens, from the first note they sing to the last when they perform at any venues! The reception after their concert is always fun to stay, talk with singers and musicians, also a good place to meet with old and new friends who love and enjoy wonderful choral music!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Over the last eighteen years, Orange County Women's Chorus has become the premier treble chorus in Southern California. People still go to performances because they are friends of singers but come back repeatedly because of the excellence of the group. It is the most important vocal ensemble you will ever experience. They work hard to find affordable venues with excellent sound. You can afford to experience incredible music. Just go to: www.ocwomenschorus.org and purchase a season ticket.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Orange County Women's Chorus has provided Southern California with the best in treble music for 15 years. It is an experience to donate money, time and talent to this incredible organization. People ask me whether I get tired of participating in the rehearsals, the performances and other rituals of a chorus. In the case of Orange County Women's Chorus, no second is spent without an incredible return on investment.

The best reward is seeing the enraptured faces of people in the audience as the chorus' voice waft over and envelope them. The music of this chorus can be life - restoring.

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