Dominican Chorale


A group of students singing.

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 students enrolled at Dominican.

Attend a Concert

Accompanied by a small, professional orchestra, the Dominican Chorale performs one concert at the end of each semester.

Fall Concert


Thursday, November 16, 2023
Sunday, November 19, 2023


7:30 p.m.

4 p.m.


Angelico Concert Hall

San Anselmo Presbyterian Church

Spring Concert

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Sunday, April 28, 2024

7:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

Angelico Concert Hall

San Anselmo Presbyterian Church

Come Sing With Us

Singers of all ranges and abilities are encouraged to join! Rehearsals for fall 2023 begin on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

New members are welcomed at the first three rehearsals, every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please plan to arrive by 6:00 p.m. to purchase music and register as a member. An audition is required if you did not participate in the chorale this past season. Participants are expected to match pitch readily, have some music reading skill and choral singing experience. There is a registration fee of $25, and music will be available for purchase prior to rehearsal.

About the Conductor and Repertoire

The Chorale is conducted by Francisco Ortiz, Adjunct Professor of Music in the Department of Music and Performing Arts and a Dominican alumnus. Francisco Ortiz earned a B.A. in Music from Dominican in 2006, where he studied percussion with Ken Crawford and choral/orchestral conducting & voice with Dr. Craig Singleton. In 2008, he received his Master of Music in Music Education degree from Holy Names University where he studied conducting with Judit Hartyányi, Professor at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He chooses each semester’s repertoire to include works by classical masters, as well as more contemporary composers that can speak to issues of our times.

Support the Chorale

Our volunteer-based Chorale depends on our donors. To make a donation, checks may be written payable to Dominican University of California. Mail your donation to:

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


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