Dominican Chorale


student walking down the steps of angelico hall

Due to the Covid19 health protocol, the 2020-2021 Dominican Chorale program and concerts have been cancelled. 

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

Two concerts, accompanied by a small professional orchestra, are performed at the end of the each semester.

Spring Concert Friday, May 1, 2020 8 p.m. Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican Campus
Spring Concert Sunday, May 3, 2020 5 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Church
35 Liberty Street, Petaluma, CA

  • You may purchase tickets at the door, with no reserved seating.
  • Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Seniors (65+) and Non-Dominican Students with ID
  • Admission is free for those under 18 years-of-age as well as Dominican faculty, students, and staff.
  • To purchase tickets in advance, please visit our Eventbrite page

Come Sing With Us

To join our Chorale, please come to one of our auditions in the first three weeks of the semester, January 21st. Rehearsals Singers of all ranges and abilities are encouraged to join!

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 University 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. In addition to his work with the Dominican Chorale, he also serves as music director at St. Dominic Church in Vallejo. 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 an online donation to the Dominican Chorale, select the Support the Chorale button above, or make your check payable to Dominican University of California. 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.


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