Music department - choral

Welcome to the Diable Valley College Choirs.  We are striving to create a place to sing for everyone no matter your age or musical background.  For more info, please contact Bret Peppo, Director of Choral/Vocal Music with any questions you might have.  All auditions take place on the first day of classes during the semester.



CONCERT CHOIR

The Diablo Valley Concert Choir is a large mixed choral ensemble featuring a wide range of musical styles, ages and experience levels. The 70-110 member ensemble usually performs two on-campus/East Bay performances per semester. These are often in conjunction with the other DVC choirs as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra. Most recently, the ensemble teamed up with the Chamber Singers and the Masterworks chorale for a performance of Karl Jenkin’s RequiemPlacement Audition

CHAMBER SINGERS

The Diablo Valley College is the premier vocal ensemble of the college. The Chamber Singers consists of 32-44 experienced choral singers. The ensemble sings a wide variety of literature from medieval to modern, from pop to opera. The group often combines with the concert choir and sings large choral/orchestral works the DVC Philharmonic orchestra. In addition, the group presented Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors last December and will perform opera scene from Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. Over the years, many members of the ensemble have often received the opportunity to solo with the DVC Orchestra. Audition required

VOCAL JAZZ/POP ENSEMBLES

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble course at DVC, divides great jazz, pop, R&B, gospel and rock singers into smaller musical ensembles. These groups perform at least twice a semester on campus as well as touring throughout the Bay area. The groups have also performed on many California Jazz Festivals over the past 10 years. The singers work in male, female, and mixed groups often accompanied by a jazz combo or big band. There are also a great deal of unaccompanied singing, scatting and solos for each individual.  Audition required

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