Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir
Comprised of almost 100 auditioned singers, the Concert Choir is the largest ensemble out of a six-choir program involving roughly 130 students at Mt. Eden High School in Hayward, California.
They do exchanges and festivals with many local Universities and Colleges including CSU, East
Bay, San Jose State University, Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, and San Francisco State University. They have performed with the world-famous “Chanticleer” Men’s Ensemble in workshops and public performances from time to time, and at conventions for The American Choral Directors Association, The California Music Educators Association, and Kodaly Music Educators Association of America.
They have had distinct honors over the years, including performances with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus. They received the Mayor’s award from the City of Hayward as “Citizens of the year” in November 2003. In the fall of 2015, they were given the Hayward Historical Society’s History award.
They perform annually with the Oakland Symphony in their holiday “Break Bread” concert. They performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Easter Sunday in 2003. In 2009, they returned to New York City and performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. On Sunday, May 10, 2015, they once again performed at Carnegie Hall under the invitation of Manhattan Concert productions. The ensemble is honored to annually be invited to participate in the Golden State Choral Competition. The chamber singers have placed within the top 5 consistently since 1999.
On the horizon for the 2019- 2020 school year is a tour of California Colleges and Universities throughout the state, affording the students an opportunity to not only visit various institutions, but to also do exchanges and performances with collegiate choirs from across the state.