Choir

The Mira Costa Grammy® Award Winning Choirs are under the direction of choir director Mark McCormick and accompanist Gordon Glor.  Mark McCormick was named a Sandacre Teacher of the Year in 2014 (an award voted on by the senior class recognizing the seniors’ favorite teachers), he is a 2017 Grammy® Music Educator Award quarter finalist, and he received the MBX Leader of the Year Award in 2019.  Along with his experience in and around choirs, he brings experience in music and sound editing as well as composing to the classroom.  Gordon Glor shares many of these talents too.  He serves as Principal Accompanist of the Angel City Youth Chorale and has recorded with Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London.  He has been an accompanist for the Manhattan Beach Middle School choirs since 2008.

The Choir Department is composed of 3 choirs:  Vocal Ensemble, Choral Union, and MC Chorale. The choirs have been recognized with distinct honors and many wonderful opportunities. In 2015, Vocal Ensemble was chosen to perform at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2019, Choral Union was selected to perform at the California Choral Directors Association State Conference in San Jose, California. The choirs also have performed at many locations and cathedrals around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York; San Francisco; London; Paris; Germany; Strasbourg, France; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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All District Choral Concert: On Thursday, February 27, Mira Costa High School hosted an evening of choral musical performances, featuring Mira Costa’s Vocal Ensemble, MBMS Choirs (Sand & Sea Singers, Ocean Wave Chorale, and Madrigal Singers), the 5th Grade MBUSD Choirs, and the Elementary 4th and 5th Grade Honor Choir. In addition to highlighting…
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All District Choral Concert coming up on February 27!

On Thursday, Feb. 27th at 6 pm, please join us in the Mira Costa auditorium for the All District Choral Concert, an event that celebrates our students’ achievements in the choral arts and gives our community a chance to see the progression our children make by participating in choir from elementary school…
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