1st Annual Meritáge Invitational Choral Festival


      • Selection into the festival will be done by a rigorous, blind, submission process.
      • Each choir will receive a commemorative plaque.
      • Ratings will be a cumulative score based on musical and sight-reading scores from two distinct sections of the festival.
      • There will also be an aspect whereby the students will have a vote in the selection of the top choir.
      • The top two choirs will receive cash prizes to further their program.
      • A press release will be published upon completion of the Festival.
      • The Festival will conclude with a joint performance (music provided by Meritáge),  encore performances by the top two choirs, and Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble.

Again, we are honored to introduce this exciting new event supporting so many the choral programs here in Southern California. 

We look forward to hearing the music you create and meeting the singers you inspire.

For more information please email 

To all OC Music Educators!!

Meritáge Vocal Arts Ensemble, a community chorus based in Anaheim, is excited to announce its 1st ANNUAL  INVITATIONAL CHORAL  FESTIVAL. Nothing like this currently exists in Southern California and we are well on our way to a fantastic event.

Friday, March 3, 2023, will see 10 choirs perform before an esteemed group of adjudicators. To be part of the Festival we ask that you select a live/unedited audio recording of your choir from 2022 (either Spring or Fall), and submit it, with the APPLICATION FORM, BY DECEMBER 1ST.


We will then select the pool of participants from these recordings/applications. Each participating choir will receive a commemorative plaque while the top two choirs will receive cash prizes.


If accepted, a festival fee of $150 will be due by January 20, 2023.



  • Dr. Sheridan Ball, Professor Emeritus, Cypress College
  • Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Professor of Sacred and Choral Music, USC
  • Dr. Chris Peterson, Professor of Music, Cal State Fullerton.

Anaheim United Methodist Church

Friday, March 3, 2023


At 6:00 PM

This is free concert. Come and enjoy!

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