Dominican Chorale

The Dominican Chorale is a community choral ensemble sponsored by Dominican University of California. The Chorale is open to all interested in singing choral art music, and serves as an academic credit ensemble for university music students and other students enrolled at Dominican.


The Chorale is conducted by Francisco Ortiz, Adjunct Professor of Music in the Department of Music and Performing Arts and a Dominican alumnus, with a repertoire that includes works by the classical masters, as well as more contemporary composers. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings throughout the semester. Two concerts, accompanied by a small professional orchestra, are performed at the end of the each semester.


Upcoming Concerts

Concert Date Time Location
Fall Concert Friday, November 22, 2019 8:00 p.m.   St. Raphael Church, 1104 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael
Fall Concert Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:00 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma


Dominican Endowment


To make an online donation to the Dominican Chorale, select the Support the Chorale button above, or make your check payable to: Dominican University of California and mail your donation to:

Dominican Chorale
Office of Institutional Advancement
50 Acacia Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901-2298

You can also donate to The Winifred Baker Endowment for Music, a fund specifically designated for the support of the Department of Music and Performing Arts. Earnings from the endowment will help underwrite expenses related to performances of the Dominican Chorale, student recitals, and faculty concerts. Donations to the Winifred Baker Endowment for music can be sent to the above address; please specify if you would like to donate to the Endowment specifically.