Millennial Choirs and Orchestras

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Millennial Choirs & Orchestras
Millennial Choirs & Orchestras current logo.
Origin Orange County, California, U.S.
Founding 2007 (9 years ago)
Genre Worship, classical, gospel
Members 3,000
Website Millennial.org

Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestras is a musical organization with choirs for youth and adults, and a symphony orchestra for experienced instrumentalists. MCO was founded in 2007 for the purpose of teaching and encouraging excellence in quality sacred and classical music. Its primary purpose is to offer a refined music performance education, with a focus on God and country. MCO has locations in 5 states: California, Arizona, Utah, Texas, and Idaho.

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MCO performing "Messiah in America" in Abravanel Hall in 2011
MCO performing in the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall @ Meyerson Symphony Center for the ACDA National Conference in Dallas, TX, 2013
MCO performing in Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 2013

MCO consists of singers ranging from age four through adult. The Symphony Orchestra consists of experienced instrumentalists. The ensembles are constructed as follows:

  • Symphony Orchestra: Accomplished instrumentalists (auditioned)
  • Grand Chorus: Accomplished adult singers (auditioned)
  • Millennial Chorus: Advanced youth singers
  • Concert Choir: High school-aged (9th-12th grade)
  • Youth Chorus: Youth 6th-8th grades
  • Children’s Chorus: Children 2nd-5th grades
  • Young Singers Chorus: Children age 4 to first grade

About[edit]

MCO was founded in 2007 by brothers and musicians Brandon Stewart and Dr. Brett Stewart. The organization recently expanded its artistic staff by adding the following musical directors: Cory Mendenhall, Dr. Cherilyn Worthen, Dr. Brent Wells, and Dr. Joni Jensen. MCO operates under the parent organization Millennial™ Music, which is a private 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization. The organization's motto is "All Ages. All Faiths. One Voice." It was founded for the purpose of teaching and encouraging excellence in quality sacred and classical music. Annually there are more than 2,500 individuals who participate in MCO.[1]

History[edit]

  • Orange County Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestra (OCMCO) was founded in Orange County, California in the fall of 2007.
  • East Valley Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestra (EVMCO) began in Arizona in the fall of 2009.
  • In March 2013, MCO was invited to perform at the National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Dallas, Texas.
  • Dallas Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestra (DMCO) & Utah Valley Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestra (UVMCO) began in the fall of 2013.
  • Treasure Valley Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestra (TVMCO) began in the greater Boise, Idaho, area in the fall of 2015.
  • In June 2016, participants from MCO's five locales will participate in its "God & Country Tour" to Washington, D.C.
MCO performing a staged production of Mendelssohn's Elijah in their "Deliver Us" concert at Arizona's Mesa Arts Center, 2015

Discography[edit]

Year Album Name # of Tracks
2009 That Easter Morn 13
2011 Messiah in America 22
2012 O Holy Night 15
2014 To Be American 14

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