• San Luis Obispo, CA. USA

     

    Singing from the heart since 1977

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  • Our Mission

    The purpose of the San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts is to provide a vehicle for the musical expression of its members through increasing their musical abilities and knowledge of both modern and classical music and to expand their musical experience through the medium of touring and competition.

     

    Our aim is to enhance the cultural environment of the county through the presentation of concerts, thereby stimulating public interest and appreciation of fine choral music.

  • About the Award Winning Vocal Arts

    Singing from the heart since 1977

    Vocal Arts has been performing locally since 1977 and has toured Canada, Spain, South America and Europe, including Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic. Singers in the ensemble are required to pass an annual vocal audition to qualify for membership. The Board of Directors consists of a mix of singers and community members, as well as the Executive Director and Music Director.

     

    From 2007 to 2013, the Vocal Arts produced the California International Choral Festival and Competition (CICF) with thousands of singers from around the world visiting San Luis Obispo and performing at the Harold Miossi Hall, Performing Arts Center. On our 40th year, the Board created the Gary & Partricia Lamprecht Music Education Endowment to establish scholarships for local high school seniors who want to pursue an advanced degree in music. Vocal Arts also sponsors the Central Coast Spring School Choral Festival, held at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center each year. Between 45-60 school choirs (from elementary to high school) from all over California perform on the main stage of the grand theater, over two days, and received valuable feedback from a panel of adjudicators.

     

    Vocal Arts seeks to deliver the experience of choral music to a wide audience in San Luis Obispo County and beyond our local region through our international touring. Tours are held every other year and usually incorporate a competition or festival. Vocal Arts has secured dozens of medals at choral competitions all over the world, making our organization one of the most decorated performing arts groups in San Luis Obispo County.

  • Get Involved with Vocal Arts

    Give The Gift of Song

    The 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.

    • Consider adding us to your estate plan
    • Consider sponsoring a singer for $175

    CLICK HERE to donate via Paypal

    or mail a check to "Vocal Arts Ensemble"

    PO Box 4306 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

    Volunteer

    Be Part of the Team

    Vocal Arts is always in need of ushers and 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 Sarah@vocalarts.org or call 805-541-6797 to learn more or to sign up.

    Audition

    Sing with Us

    The Vocal Arts is a volunteer organization with members who are passionate about choral music. If you are interested in joining our group, please download the Member Guidelines and review. Next auditions are August 27, 2019 starting at 6:00PM at Morro Bay High School, by appointment only. Contact Gary via email to get the audition music and quartet assignment in July at

    garylamprecht57@gmail.com

    CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION INFO

    CLICK HERE FOR MEMBER GUIDELINES

    Youth Music Education

    Developing The Next Generation

    For over two decades, Vocal Arts has produced the Central Coast Choral Festival, which brings over 55 school choirs, elementary, middle and high school, from all over California to the beautiful Performing Arts Center of San Luis Obispo, on the Cal Poly campus, to compete in a professionally adjudicated concert, March 19-20 in 2020.

    Additionally, The Gary & Patricia Lamprecht Music Education Endowment, created on our 40th anniversary in 2017, awards a $1000 scholarship to two local high school seniors each year to continue their education in music.To donate to the endowment, please mail your check, written to "United Way of SLO County" with "Lamprecht Endowment" in subject line, to Vocal Arts PO Box 4306 SLO CA 93403

    CLICK HERE FOR 2020 CHORAL FESTIVAL APPLICATION

  • Your support means the world to us!

    You may pay by Paypal OR credit card using the Donate button below

    or mail a check to "Vocal Arts Ensemble"

    PO Box 4306 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

  • Meet our Staff & Board

    Gary Lamprecht

    Founder and Musical Director

    Sarah Maggelet

    Executive Director

    Melody Svennungsen

    Assistant Musical Director

    Barbara Hoff

    Accompanist

    Greg Springer

    President Elect

    Mary Blythe

    Treasurer

    Lark Carter

    Director

    Fr. Ian Delinger

    Director

    Nancy Carter

    Director

    Susannah Fletcher

    Director

    Past President

    Marty Robles

    Director

    Delia Ruiz

    Director

  • What Our Fans Say

    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."

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  • Meet our Singers

    Soprano

    Cheryl Altman

    Jessica French

    Cynthia Kennedy

    Kara Pecson

    Carol Burgstahler

    Susannah Fletcher

    Kris Springer

    Lindi Doud

    Kathy Hamrick

    Carol Oelker

    Melody Svennungsen

    Jackie Llewellyn

    Alto

    Dana Fiore

    Kriste Judd

    Jodi Kondo

    Jessica Devaney

    Carol Sinsheimer

    Leigh Tacker

    Kit Hansen

    Rececca Heath

    Pat Lamprecht

    Andrea Terry

    Jeanne Potter

    Kathy Wolff

    Karen Wilkins

    Valerie Tacker

    Dd Patrick

    Amy Sinsheimer

    Tenor

    Melodie Beard

    Hunter Boaz

    Nancy Carter

    John Morrow

    Gael Mueller

    Renee Dispensa

    Howard Keele

    Mike Patrick

    Warren Hamrick

    Roy Lovtang

    Brian Lawler

    Peter Howe

    Bass

    Gary Blythe

    Jeff Burgstahler

    Steve Reams

    David Ruiz

    Greg Springer

    Nick Arnett

    Dave Bernhardt

    Cliff Elliot

    Tim Guerrero

    Bob Holzhauer

    Brian Reynolds

    Bob Larson

    Mike Suddarth

    Tim Guerrero

  • Get Involved with Vocal Arts

    Sing With Us - Volunteer With Us - Donate To Us

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    805-541-6797
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