• San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts Ensemble



    Upcoming Events

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    WE SUPPORT PROPOSITION 28 ( art & music k-12 Education funding initiative )

  • Get Involved with Vocal Arts

    "Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression." - Georgia O'Keefe

    unknown; unknown; unknown; Pia Laurie; Rocky DelLamas


    Consider Ushering

    Vocal Arts is always in need of volunteers to help us execute our concerts and special events. Ushers arrive about one hour before concert time and are finished about 20 minutes after the concert, and receive a complimentary seat at the concert as a thank you for their assistance. We also seek community members to join our Board of Directors periodically. Contact Kate@vocalarts.org or call 805-541-6797 to learn more or to sign up.

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    Audition Info

    Sing with Us

    The Vocal Arts is an award winning choir with members who are passionate about choral music. Singers must memorize the music and commit to a rehearsal schedule. If you are interested in joining our group, please download the Member and Audition Guidelines below and review. Auditon date: Tuesday September 3, 2024 at 6:15 pm at the San Luis Obispo Presbyterian Church, 981 Marsh St.



    See below and click the button for audition information, concert schedule and you may email Melody Svennungsen, Artistic Director, at svennotes@msn.com Thank you for your interest!


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    Youth Music Education

    Developing The Next Generation

    To further our mission of choral excellence in the schools, The Gary & Patricia Lamprecht Education Endowment was established in 2017 in recognition of our 40th anniversary. The endowment provides for scholarships in the areas of choral music and orchestral strings. Each year we award a $1000 scholarship to two local high school seniors to continue their education in music. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, March 28, 2025. Over $11,000 in local scholarships have been awarded to deserving seniors.


    To donate to the endowment, please mail your check, written to "Charles Schwab" with "Lamprecht Endowment" in subject line, to Vocal Arts PO Box 4306 SLO CA 93403.


    Central Coast Choral Festival


    In late March we host a Choral Festival attended by schools from all over the state with a chance for choirs to perform on a world class stage at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center. Choirs are reviewed and adjudicated by professional judges. Over 1000 students attend this event. This year it will be on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21st.

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    Speakers Bureau

    Chorale members of San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts Ensemble are available to speak to your organization!


    The Vocal Arts Ensemble is a volunteer based Chorale group of 37 members who have created an internationally acclaimed Community Choir led by Musical Director Gary Lamprecht. We provide lively presentations for civic groups around the county. We showcase our educational programs as well as upcoming concerts. Most talks are from 30 to 45 minutes but can accommodate other needs.


    Possible topics include:


    The importance of Choral music in the schools, showcasing our Central Coast Choir Festival in March. The Pat and Gary Lamprecht Endowment awarding music scholarships to deserving high school students in San Luis Obispo County, and presentations on our three concert series during the year.


    Talks are free of charge but donations are accepted via our website!


    Please contact (805) 541 6797 and leave a message with name of organization, date of event and contact information.

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    Donate to Vocal Arts Today!

    Give The Gift of Song

    Vocal Arts is dependent on your generous donations to continue our mission. We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization and your donation is fully tax deductible. Your financial support allows us to rent concert venues, produce promotional material and cover operating expenses.

    • Consider adding us to your estate plan
    • Consider sponsoring a singer for $200 for the year.

    Donate via Paypal @sanluisobispovocalartsensemble - use credit/debit cards or your account

    Mail a check to "Vocal Arts Ensemble"

    PO Box 4306 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

  • What Our Fans Say

    Music replays the past memories, awaken our forgotten worlds and make our minds travel

    - Michael Bassey Johnson

    Judith, Cambria, CA

    "Vocal Arts is a community treasure!"

    Cindy, Atascadero, CA

    "Their performance moved me to tears!"

    Mary Ann, Pismo Beach, CA

    "Vocal Arts Concerts always bring out every emotion in me; tears, laughter, a feeling of peace, such a special experience."

    Mark, Santa Maria, CA

    "Fabulous talent that never disappoints."

  • Get Involved with Vocal Arts

    Sing With Us - Volunteer With Us - Donate To Us 

    San Luis Obispo, CA
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