The Santa Margarita choirs have performed in celebrated music venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, The Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Internationally, the choir has traveled throughout Europe with recent trips to Ireland, Italy and Austria singing in the world's most sacred spaces including St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and St. Patrick's Cathedral in Ireland. The choir has been awarded silver and gold medallions from competitions from throughout the country. But above all, students in Santa Margarita's choirs have fun making music together while forming lifelong friendships.
Whether it's singing in the intermediate choir, the advanced women's chorus or with the auditioned chamber singers, students are exposed to repertoire from a variety of time periods and genres, as well as the opportunity to sing in several different languages.
Singers from the choir are accepted into major conservatories and universities around the world such as Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, the Julliard School, The Colburn School, Eastman Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Berklee College in Boston to name a few.
The Santa Margarita choir program in under the direction of Performing Arts Chair Francisco Calvo who is highly respected in Southern California as a conductor, pianist, composer/arranger, and musicologist.