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.


  • 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!



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!

2013 Christmas Fantasia

2014 Fall Orchestra Concert

2014 Fall Concert

Presented by the

Vanguard University Concert Orchestra

Friday, October 24, 2014 | 7:00pm | Newport Mesa Church


Jenny Chen, Christian Lucas – Concerto Winners | Dr. Joni Prado – Faculty Soloist | Mildred Yi – Conductor


  • SCHUBERT Overture in D Major, D.26
  • STAMITZ Viola Concerto No. 1 in D Major
  • WEBER Clarinet Concertino in Eb Major
  • STRAUSS Ständchen, Zueignung, Cäcilie
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Suite

*Admission is free to the community. Contact 714.619.6412 or music@vanguard.edu with questions.

University Orchestra Concert 2013

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013 @ 7:30pm – Newport Mesa Church

Orchestra Fall Concert

The University Concert Orchestra will be having their Fall Concert at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on November 4th at 4:00pm. This free concert will feature the works of Ravel, Gershwin, Schubert, Beethoven and Copland and will be conducted by Mildred H. Yi. You won’t want to miss it. Invite your friends, family and any music lovers. For more information on Music Events visit our calendar of music events.

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:

Baccalaureate Service

Title: Baccalaureate Service
Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA
Description: The Concert Choir, Orchestra and Women’s Chorus will be worshiping together with the Class of 2012 for the Baccalaureate service on May 3rd.
Start Time: 7:30pm
Date: May 3, 2012

Concert Choir & Orchestra – YMCA Prayer Breakfast

Title: Concert Choir & Orchestra – YMCA Prayer Breakfast
Location: Marriott Anaheim
Description: The Concert Choir & Orchestra will be performing for the YMCA Prayer Breakfast on Good Friday, April 6th, 2012 at the Marriott in Anaheim.
Start Time: 6:45am
Date: April 6, 2012

An Instamatic Spring Tour – CC, WC, CO, JZE

Here are a few of the images you shared on Instagram while on Spring Tour!

An Instamatic Tour

Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Concert Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble

Spring Concert (Ticketed Event)

Spring Concert 2012 Spring Concert 2012

Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA

Description: (Ticketed Event) The Music Department, along with the St. Andrew’s Sanctuary Choir, will be performing in the annual Spring Concert. The Spring Concert is part of a week long Celebration of the Arts at Vanguard University highlighting various Fine Arts programs within Vanguard University.
This event is open to the public but tickets will be required for admittance.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.standrewstickets.com or call the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church concert line: (949) 574.2253

Start Time: 4:00pm

Date: April 15, 2012

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