About the Davis Community Chorale
Who We Are
The Davis Community Chorale is an auditioned choral ensemble of 85 singers from Davis, Woodland, Sacramento and the surrounding areas. The Chorale’s varied repertoire ranges from Renaissance a cappella works to orchestral works with chorus by modern composers, such as Eric Whitacre. Performances range from our major spring and fall concerts at Brunelle Hall in Davis, to collaborative performances with other ensembles at the Mondavi Center and with the Camellia Symphony, an annual holiday concert in the Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento, and popular Holiday and year-end concerts at Davis Community Church. The Chorale is a non- profit organization entirely funded by donations, dues, and fundraisers.
By performing great choral literature that reflects the diversity of human experience and culture, the Davis Chorale is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the community, its audience and its members in the belief that music elevates the spirit. Through our music and through collaboration with other community organizations, we envision a rich, diverse, thriving, and equitable arts culture in Davis and surrounding communities.
The mission of the Davis Community Chorale is the rehearsal and sharing of excellent choral music, with a focus on building skill, collaboration, sense of community and fun.
The Davis Chorale values access, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of a culture that allows for all members to feel included, accepted and valued and that ensures that all can participate fully in rehearsals and performances. We are also committed to enhancing the extent to which our audience feels welcomed, respected, and engaged in sharing beautiful music. We strive for and celebrate diversity in our membership, audience, and repertoire. We believe that every person should be heard and respected. It is important that both chorale and community members have confidence in the process for addressing concerns about equity, access, and inclusion. To that end we commit to the following:
Diversifying our repertoire in terms of culture of origin, religious perspective, and composer’s background.
Clarifying and communicating expectations regarding respectful and inclusive culture within the choir and extended community as well as by developing multiple pathways to address inequities or potentially hurtful comments or actions.
Educating ourselves and our audiences about the historical and cultural context relevant to the diverse music we are learning and performing.
Striving for a membership that fully represents Davis and surrounding communities.
Developing skill and appreciation of languages, movement, rhythm, and other aspects of diverse musical cultures
Collaborating with groups from different areas and traditions to develop partnerships and create learning and performance opportunities.
Reassessing our Equity Statement regularly and holding ourselves accountable for continual improvement in these areas.
A Message from Our Music Director
ORGANIZATION NAME: Davis Community Chorale
TAX ID (EIN): 45-3534143
MISSION CATEGORY: Arts, Culture & Humanities
ADDRESS: 216 F St. #45, Davis, CA 95616