Dominican Chorale


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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


Friday, November 18, 2022
Sunday, November 20, 2022


8 p.m.

5 p.m.


Angelico Concert Hall


Spring Concert TBD TBD


  • Due to University-wide COVID-19 protocol, seating is assigned. To reserve tickets in advance, please visit our online ticketing system.
  • Admission is free for all. Donations are welcome.

Come Sing With Us

Singers of all ranges and abilities are encouraged to join! Rehearsals for fall 2022 begin on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

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’s Church in Benicia. 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

You can also donate to The Winifred Baker Endowment for Music, a fund specifically designated for the support of the Division of Music, Dance 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 may be sent to the above address; please specify if you would like to donate to the Endowment specifically.


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