The Center Chorale and The Center Children's Chorus
are meeting virtually, at this time, due to the Covid 19 virus.
We hope to re-group again as soon as safety allows us to sing together and share wonderful, uplifting music with our community.
Thank you for continuing to support
Escondido Choral Arts through these challenging times.
The Center Chorale
Music Bringing Us Together
The Center Chorale is an ensemble of choral singers, endorsed by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, performing choral literature of past masterworks and Twentieth and Twenty-first Century compositions in a variety of styles. The ensemble partners with the Center Children's Chorus in promoting vocal music in our community. The Center Chorale is dedicated to excellence in performance and education and also to preserving the tradition of singing as an expression of art.
The Center Children's Chorus
Sing and Be Inspired
The Center Children’s and Youth Chorus, at the Center for the Arts, Escondido, provides opportunities to learn about music in a friendly and fun environment. Musical literacy and participation in the art of choral singing with their peers, as well as in combination with the Center Chorale are goals of this children's chorus. We perform several times during our season in many different venues in our community including the beautiful California Center for the Arts concert hall and performance theatre.
From the Artistic Director-
Dr. Joe Stanford
Dedicating ourselves to music that is Art brings us together. Think about the analogy of standing before one of the European Cathedral stained glass windows. We look up at the beautiful colors that fall on us, we admire the craftsmanship, we acknowledge the message or subject of the work, and we are awestruck by its beauty and the inner peace that we experience. Music is like that—it doesn’t matter who we are or what we believe, but the Art itself brings us together and says more than the human word can express or dogma can define. A favorite quote of mine is by T.S. Eliot: "Music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all, but you are the music while the music lasts".