The name Meritáge is our play on the vintner’s term meritage which refers to the blending of fine wines - hence, in musical terms, the “blending of fine voices” with a diverse mixture of repertoire and styles.
Meritáge Vocal Arts Ensemble is composed of approximately 60 skilled and auditioned singers under the direction of
Dr. Cristian Grases.
Porfirio Antonio Mojica
has been the full-time staff pianist at Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, for the past 18 years. He attended Michigan State University, majoring in Piano Performance under the guidance of Dr. John Shelby Richardson.
As a professional pianist steeped in everything from Gregorian Chant and Renaissance, to Contemporary and Gospel, he also revels in a wide variety of jazz. Currently he is Music Director/Choir Master/Organist for St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Claremont, and Pianist/Organist for Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Covina.
Dr. Cristian Grases
is assistant professor of choral music and conductor of the USC Thornton Concert Choir. Born in Venezuela, he earned degrees from the Simón Bolívar University (MM) in Caracas, Venezuela, and the University of Miami DMA).
As an award winning conductor and composer, he has been commissioned to write for several prestigious organizations such as the Piedmont Children's Chorus and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Numerous ensembles including the Los Angeles Master Chorale have performed his works.
Most Tuesdays from 7-10pm.
Anaheim United Methodist Church hall,
1000 S. State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92806.
The various sections of the choir take turns to provide snacks for the mid-evening break.
Get started today! Fill out the form then we can welcome you and make introductions.
Meritáge Vocal Arts Ensemble 174 W. Lincoln Ave. Suite 200, Anaheim CA 92805
IRC 501 (c)(3), Tax Id 95-4584695 (714) 519-6370 info@Meritage-VocalArts.org
Do I need to audition?
Eventually. But we make it easy for you.
We find the best place for you to sit while you just sing with us for a few weeks, and you discover whether you like the experience. Your section leader will informally get to know you and your voice. They will arrange some audition ice-breaker exercises so you'll know what to expect when you have your one-on-one with the Music Director. It's really not very daunting.
There is room for YOU
You're invited to rehearsals to see what we're about... no obligation!