• San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts Ensemble

  • Spring Concert Schedule 2024 "Music for Generations: A tribute to Gary Lamprecht"

    sponsored by Joan G. Sargen



    Upcoming Events


    Thursday, May 2nd 2024 at 7:00pm at the Trilogy at Monarch Dunes



    Sunday, May 5th 2024 at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in San Luis Obispo  

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

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  • Our Singers




    Cynthia Kennedy

    Dawn Spare

    Susannah Fletcher

    Kris Springer

    Lindi Doud

    Tracy Gillsen

    Rosey Parks

    Carol Oelker

    Melody Svennungsen

    Kathy Hamrick

    Risa Brown




    Jessica Devaney​

    Meghan Behrens

    Kit Hansen

    Pat Lamprecht

    Leigh Tacker

    Jessica French

    DD Patrick

    Wendy Lewis

    Jodi Kondo

    Victoria Miller

    Valerie Tacker

    Lindi Ward





    John Morrow

    Renee Dispensa

    Mike Patrick

    Howard Keele

    Logan Patrick- Miernicki

    Jeff Spevack



    Don Gaede

    Mark Stengel

    Raplph Lewis

    Steve Reams

    Brian Reynolds​

    Greg Springer

    Bob Holzhauer

    Ralph Lewis​

    Roy Lovtang

    Mark Stengel​

    Steinar Svennungsen

    Dave Bernhardt

    David Ruiz


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  • 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 typically Tuesday evenings once a week at Morro Bay High School. If you are interested in joining our group, please download the Member Guidelines and review. Auditon date: September 3, 2024. Email Melody Svennungsen, Artistic Director at svennotes@msn.com for more detail.



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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 29. 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

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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 $175 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
    By Appointment only
  • Connect With Us

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    Email - Exectutive Director

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    You Tube Channel

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