Orange County’s Premier Community Chorale

Meritáge 2023-24 Season

Here is our exciting 2023-24 season! With so many styles of music, guest artists, and phenomenal music this is a season not to miss! 

Unity Concert

Sunday, October 1, 2023 – 6 PM

Please note change of start time from 4 pm to 6 pm 

First Christian Church of Orange

1130 E Walnut Ave, Orange, CA 92866

Tucked in at the very start of our Season will be a wonderful expression of unity as three choirs combine at First Christian Church, Orange to share their love of music and their essential oneness of spirit. Each choir will present its own segment, and all the choirs sing together. Featuring Men Alive: Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus, Meritáge Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Second Baptist Church Gospel Choir, Santa Ana.


Her Voice Soars!

Sunday October 8, 2023 – 4 PM

Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S. State College Blvd, Anaheim 92806

Perhaps we’re so accustomed to seeing wonderful choral repertoire from the pens of male composers that we seldom stop to wonder why. Well, it’s time to wonder why their voice isn’t louder! Our Music Director, Dr. Brian Dehn, is turning that expectation on its head to present a program of music from women composers spanning the years from Hildegard de Bingen (1098 – 1179), writer, composer, philosopher, mystic and visionary, to Baroque virtuosos Alleotti and Leonarda, fantastic part songs by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and Lili Boulanger, alongside modern musical geniuses Elaine Hagenberg, Emma Lou Diemer, Cecilia McDowall, and Carol King. Each piece will resound with new sonorities and view of the choral art. Come hear Her Voice Soars!

Christmas Fanfare

Sunday, December 17, 2023 – 4 PM

Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S. State College Blvd, Anaheim 92806

Ring in the Christmas season with the grand (and loud) exuberance of a full brass ensemble and percussion! The songs of the season will be on full sonic display as Meritáge performs Rutter’s now-standard Gloria along with other uplifting and exciting pieces. Come hear Festive First Noel by Forrest, Gloria Fanfare by Ames, motets of Gabrieli and Willaert, and Hodie by Armstrong with all the power that we can muster! And if you like singing Christmas Carols, all of them will be accompanied by the Brass so you’ll need to sing – loud! It will be glorious and a triumphant way to sing the Christmas story!


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Concert Version

April 13 (Saturday) 2:00 & 7:30 pm

April 14 (Sunday), 2:00 pm

Venue TBA

Over the years, Victor Hugo’s gothic novel has always found a place in the hearts of movie-lovers and found new life in the beloved Disney Musical version on screen and stage. How could Quasimodo, the deformed inhabitant of the secret recesses of Notre Dame Cathedral, ever expect any love from the beautiful Esmeralda? This story of love and tragedy found new life with Disney’s exquisite, animated version released in 1996, appealing to children and parents alike. Meritáge will bring you the concert version of the staged musical with all its drama and passion. Make this an outing for the family. And bring your friends, too, and experience the drama and intrigue of the Bells of Notre Dame!

 The Vast Eternal Sky

Two performances for choir and strings


Sunday, June 2, 2024 – 4 PM
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S. State College Blvd, Anaheim 92806

Sunday, June 9, 2024 – 4 PM
Laguna Beach
Details to follow

In this innovative concert, Meritáge will present choral repertoire with profound texts and themes with the aid of a lush string quartet. With repertoire by current phenom Ola Gjeilo along with exquisite pieces by Elaine Hagenberg, Eric Whitacre, and Z. Randall Stroope the soaring melodies and achingly beautiful strings will create a night of intense beauty. The excitement of Vivaldi and Monteverdi will be juxtaposed with the sonority of Mozart and Forrest. Each instrument will have its own moment to shine as they accompany the ensemble, but nothing compares with the full sound of Meritage’s 70 voices and strings all together. It is a sonic treat that is soothing for the soul!á


2nd Annual Meritáge Invitational Choral Competition and Festival

For Orange County High School Choirs

Friday, March 15, 2024m at 3pm

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