ABOUT THE CHOIR

The Poway Community Choir is a volunteer group in the Greater San Diego area pursuing choral excellence. Founded in 2016, the choir is a member of the Choral Consortium of San Diego and is administered by the Poway Adult School.

OUR MISSION: A group of people singing together, united by their love of music, will inevitably create a strong sense of community by joining together to more completely understand and perform great choral literature. Our goal is to provide the best possible musical experience for our choir members and to share performances of the highest quality with our audiences.

Poway Community Choir performance

DIRECTOR

Nancy V. Gray

ACCOMPANIST

Dr. Steven E. Gray

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

San Diego Sings! Festival 2019 - March 23, 2019

The Poway Community Choir performed with more than twenty other choirs at the San Diego Sings! Festival 2019, hosted by the Choral Consortium of San Diego.  The festival was held at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park and featured two combined numbers conducted by Dr. Arlie Langager, as well as selections from each participating choir and audience sing-alongs.

Click here for video of the massed choirs

Big Sing California 2018 - July 21, 2018

Members of the choir participated in Big Sing California, a collaborative concert led by Eric Whitacre and live-streamed to join over 10,000 singers at six venues across California in singing together in real time.  Learn more about Eric Whitacre's Big Sing here.

2018 Performance Tour to the Czech Republic and Austria

 

The Poway Community Choir and the Poway Symphonette were honored to be selected for the International Cantus Music and Cultural Festival in Salzburg, Austria in the summer of 2018.  Our performance tour took us to Prague, Vienna, and Salzburg, and we were fortunate to perform in many spectacular venues, including:

  • St. Peter's Church  - Vienna, Austria

  • Melk Monastery - Melk, Austria

  • Great Hall of the Mozarteum - Salzburg, Austria

  • Ecumenical Celebration at the Salzburg Cathedral - Salzburg, Austria

  • Mirabell Gardens - Salzburg, Austria

  • St. Gilgen Pavillion - St. Gilgen, Austria

 

No whirlwind musical tour is complete without sightseeing!  Our choir members had the chance to explore these wonderful cities, and the local guides were lovely.  Some of the highlights of these adventures were:

  • Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and Prague's Old Town - Prague, Czech Republic

  • St. Peter's Church, Hofburg Palace, Innere Stadt ("Inner City"), Schönbrunn Palace, and Gumpoldskirchen (a small wine village) - Vienna, Austria

  • Melk Monastery - Melk, Austria

  • Salzburg city tour, Mozart's Geburtshaus ("Birthplace"), Hohensalzburg Castle, Sound of Music bus tour (of course!), Lake District bus tour, and the village of St. Gilgen - Salzburg, Austria

The Cantus festival itself was a gathering of choirs and musical groups from around the globe, and sharing our music with one another was an amazing experience.  We were truly grateful to sing with such great people in these beautiful cities!

Click here for photos and videos from this tour

See more performances here!

 

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