Concord Chamber Choir
Concord Chamber Choir is an auditioned, community-based mixed choir for experienced singers college-age and above. Concord meets three times a month to prepare music for each concert during the year. Rehearsals are fast-paced and fun as singers work together to produce a high-quality sound and rich performance skills. Members connect over their shared passion for music and find great friends that extend outside of the choir.
Concord Chamber Choir performs in the Columbia Choirs concert series and in the community throughout the year.
Experienced singers will be admitted to Concord upon audition.
Columbia Choirs founder-artistic director, Steve Stevens, started the choirs in February, 1984. He is one of the most experienced conductors of community based children’s choirs in the United States. A native of Texas (Fort Worth), Mr. Stevens is a professional singer, conductor, adjudicator, clinician, arranger and composer. He holds a BA (voice and all-level music education) from Houston Baptist University and a M.Mus. in Choral Conducting from Southern Methodist University. He has conducted the Texas Boys Choir (1971-77), the Northwest Boychoir (1977-84), founded and conducted the Northwest Youthchoir (1982-84). He founded the Columbia Boys Choir (1984), Columbia Girls Choir (1988) which he joined together to become the Columbia Children’s Choir in 1993. In 1989 he founded the Columbia Vocal Ensemble, in 1999 the “Con Brio” Women’s Choir, and in 2009 he founded Concord Chamber Choir. Choirs under his direction have consistently won international acclaim for their high standard of singing artistry and musicianship. His choirs have performed in United States, Australia, British Isles, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea and Scandinavia. They have also appeared on national network television in the U.S.A., Europe, Japan and Russia and have sung for a President of the U.S., the Pope, and for members of the British Royal Family.