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Want to book an ensemble?

_MG_0704Want to book a music group for your next event?  Vanguard University has an array of ensembles to choose from, each featuring our talented students and renowned directors, from our large choirs, to our small vocal groups, to our instrumental ensembles.

We have performed at numerous churches and schools, whether through one-day visits in the local Southern California regions, tour stops throughout our surrounding states (including Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona), or even through international trips to China, Europe, the Philippines and Argentina.  Additionally, our larger venue performances have included Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Times Square Church, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the U.S. Naval Academy.

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  • Be it a school assembly, church service, special event, high-profile reception…

From classical to religious, from oldies to contemporary…

The point is, whatever you need for your event, we have something just for you!

 

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Now you might ask, “Which ensemble is best for my event?”  Of course, some groups are more obvious on their fit for your setting, such as our Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus.  In fact, most of our ensembles are very versatile to present a classical concert or lead a worship service or both, including our University Orchestra which also features a stage band and singers!  So just to give you an idea, if you’re looking for…

  • A small, professional vocal ensemble for special music or worship service?  LIFEsong can meet your need!
  • A flashback of jazz, swing, big band and various entertainment?  Our Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble are perfect for the job!
  • A multi-cultural flavor for an evening concert or high-profile reception?  Our Guitar Ensemble has what it takes!
  • A combination of select vocalists and instrumentalists for a worship concert or community outreach?  Vanguard Singers and Band would be a great choice!

SliderThen there’s our Barbershop and Beautyshop Quartets, Chamber Music, Percussion Ensemble, Strings Quartet…and the list goes on!

If you would like to book any of our ensembles, please simply complete our Concert Request Form, providing any details you want to help paint a picture of what you are looking for.  It will go straight to one of our concert coordinators, and they will make sure we get you what you need!

_MG_1443-EditOr if you simply have questions or would like to ask about our ensembles, festivals, tours, and other events, please don’t hesitate to contact our coordinators directly:

  • Email: concerts@vanguard.edu
  • Phone: 714-619-6410

The aim of our Department of Music is to bless you and glorify Christ.  We hope to see you at your next event!

Music Department Auditions

The Music Department will be holding auditions these next few weeks for all auditioned ensembles. Click the links below to find out more about each audition. To find out more about these groups click here.

Audition Times:

Beautyshop Quartet- American Heart Association Fundrasier Luncheon

Title: Beautyshop Quartet- American Heart Association Fundrasier Luncheon
Location: Big Canyon Country Club, Ballroom
Description: VU Music is Going Red!

The Beautyshop Quartet has been invited to sing for the ‘Go Red for Women’ fundraiser luncheon put on by the American Heart Association at the Big Canyon Country Club. This is a ticketed event (Sold Out). You can find out more about Go Red for Women at: http://www.goredforwomen.org/

Friday, March 2, 2012
Balboa Bay Club
1221 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

The Cause:
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national call to increase awareness of heart disease and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health. Women who understand their risks of heart disease, and know the steps to prevent it, are better equipped to avert this serious – and mostly preventable – threat to their health.
Through educational sessions, interactive exhibits, and inspiring stories, the Go Red for Women Luncheon will raise awareness and fund research.
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2012-03-02

Barbershop Quartet – Homecoming Games

Title: Barbershop Quartet – Homecoming Games
Location: VU Gym
Description: The Vanguard Music Department will be performing at Homecoming for Lunch, the Homecoming Awards Chapel, and at the Homecoming games.
The Barbershop Quartet will be singing the National Anthem for both Homecoming Games.
Start Time: 17:30:00 & 19:00:00
Date: 2012-02-11

Barbershop & Beautyshop Quartets – Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

Title: Barbershop & Beautyshop Quartets – Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
Location: Santa Ana, Ca
Description: The Barbershop & Beautyshop Quartets have been invited to perform at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa’s Women’s Coffee. RSVP can be done through the church.
Start Time: 10:00am
Date: December 2, 2011

Beautyshop Quartet – Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Women’s Luncheon

Title: Beautyshop Quartet – Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Women’s Luncheon
Location: Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa
Description: The Beautyshop Quartet will be singing at a Christmas luncheon for Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Women’s Ministry at the Hilton Hotel on December 3rd at 11:00am.  RSVP can be done through the church.
Start Time: 11:00am
Date: December 3, 2011

Christmas Fantasia Concert (Ticketed Event)

Title: Christmas Fantasia Concert (Ticketed Event)
Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA
Link out: Click here
Description: The Vanguard University Music Department will be performing at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Friday, December 2nd. The concert will be held in the Worship Center at 8:00pm. This is a ticketed event and is open to the public. You can find concert & ticket info by following this link.
Start Time: 8:00PM
Date: 2011-12-02

Christmas Fantasia Concert (Ticketed Event)

Title: Christmas Fantasia Concert (Ticketed Event)
Location: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Link out: Click here
Description: The Vanguard University Music Department will be performing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Thursday, December 1st. The concert will be held in the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at 8:00pm.  This is a ticketed event and is open to the public. You can find concert & ticket info by following this link.
Start Time: 8:00PM
Date: 2011-12-01

Barbershop & Beautyshop Quartets – Valle Vista Assembly of God

Title: Barbershop & Beautyshop Quartets – Valle Vista Assembly of God
Location: Hemet, CA
Description: The Barbershop & Beautyshop Quartets will be performing at Valle Vista Assembly of God in Hemet, CA on Saturday October 22nd at 5:00pm. The event is limited and RSVP should be handled through the church.
Start Time: 5:00pm
Date: October 22, 2011

Music Awards Night

Title: Music Awards Night
Location: Needham Chapel
Description: All Ensembles
Start Time: 07:00pm
Date: 2011-04-29
The music awards night will be on April 29th, 2011 in the Needham Chapel starting at 7:00pm. We will have a time of performance from each of the ensembles as well as recognition and presentation of awards for students involved in music at Vanguard University. It is going to be a night to remember!