Ode to Joy

November, 2022

Pepperdine Concert Choir

Under the direction of Dr. Ryan Board, Pepperdine’s choral program offers a choice of two main ensembles as well as other unique, small-ensemble opportunities in which to participate.

The Concert Choir, composed of 80 – 100 singers, is Seaver College’s largest mixed performing ensemble. The ensemble, comprised of music majors as well as majors from across the disciplines, performs a variety of choral literature.

The Pepperdine Chamber Choir is Pepperdine University’s top-tier vocal ensemble. This auditioned group of music and non-music majors performs demanding vocal ensemble repertoires of diverse styles and presents concerts locally, nationally, and internationally. Often featured at important campus events, the Pepperdine Chamber Choir regularly tours in the US and abroad. Recent domestic tours include California, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. The Chamber Choir has also toured Switzerland, Italy, and the Czech Republic, and is regularly a featured group at the Prague Choral Festival. During the spring of 2018, the Pepperdine Chamber Choir gave an invitational performance for the Western Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Pasadena, California.