Ventura County's Master Children's Choir
Here in beautiful Ventura County, musical culture exists alongside the natural beauty of the hillsides as the sounds of children singing fills the air. Here, in some of the most historic venues of the area, the Master Children’s Choir performs as one of the finest children's choirs in the area. From the historic San Buenaventura Mission, to historic churches throughout the county, to the famed LIbby Bowl in Ojai, the choir performs with pristine clarity and resonance both classical and contemporary music, especially written for children's voices, and designed to engage audiences of all ages.
The Master Children’s Choir was founded by the Ventura County Master Chorale and Opera Association as a choral organization dedicated to the training of children in the classical choral arts. The organization is committed to giving children quality vocal training and music education, as well as professional level performance training.
A companion goal to offering excellent choral training, is the goal to offer cultural touring opportunities to the choristers. The choir toured NYC in May of 2012, and sang in the New York Children’s Festival. The Master Children’s Choir won first place in the Anaheim Heritage Festival in May of 2010, and won a GOLD Award there in 2011, and returned this year to compete in 2015, once again taking the GOLD..The choir is invited to attend the International Children’s Festival in Canterbury England during this coming July. Students interested in this international travel experience are encouraged to register.
The vocal training in the choir utilizes the bel canto style of Italian singing, which is the basis for good vocal production. As members of the choir, children gain an appreciation for great singing and enjoy concertizing and sharing their music with others.
Locally, the choir performs a beautiful, traditional Christmas Concert at the San Buenaventura Mission each December. Watch here for date and time. The choir participates in various local festivals, competitions, and showcases from year to year. Their culminating event each year is their annual Spring Concert held this spring on Monday May 16, 2016, 7PM. This concert will be held at the United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Dr., Camarillo. The concert features all grade levels of the choir, each presenting their own repertoire, and culminates with a grand finale in which all choir groups sing together. All concerts are open to the public and tickets are available online.
Membership in the choir is by friendly audition. An audition appointment can be made by contacting the Director by phone or email. Please go to Contact Us for more info.