The Lions’ Pride Chamber Singers of Cathedral City High School
The Best Vocal Ensemble in the Desert &
Official Choir of the City of Cathedral City
Who are we? We are a ferocious pride of special lions -- a group of dedicated and talented young ladies and gentlemen in grades 9-12 who are passionate about music. We strive to promote good choral music for the community of Cathedral City and for the entire Coachella Valley. We are scholars, athletes, student leaders and all-around good students who aim to set a good example for our peers. Some of us want to follow a career in music-- to be entertainers, opera singers, composers, worship leaders, and teachers. We are friends who share a mutual appreciation of the unique bond that will be a part of our journey and memories after we leave the campus of Cathedral City High School. We are here to show you that investing in the youth is still a wise choice.
*2020 – With a chorus of over 200 singers from across the United States, this ensemble performed “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with a star-studded cast and creative team and the outstanding New York City Chamber Orchestra at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York.
*2019 – Performed at the Festival at Sea aboard the Carnival Liberty sailing to The Bahamas; competed among the finest choirs at the Judges’ Invitational organized by the Forum Festivals held at Fullerton College, garnering a third with a score of 93.
*2018– Performed at St. Peter’s Basilica & Basilica di Sopra Minerva in Rome, Italy representing the State of California.
*2017 – Performed & competed in Hawaii earning a Gold & Superior at the World Strides Heritage & Hawaii Music Festivals
*2016 – Invited to perform with the National Festival Chorus in Carnegie Hall in New York organized by Manhattan Concert Productions to work with renowned clinicians in the choral world. Won First Place at the Forum Music Festival Judges’ Invitational
*2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – Earned a Gold, First Place and Outstanding Choir Award at the World Strides Heritage National Festival, which has qualified us to compete at the Festival of Gold – reserved only for choirs who have earned a Gold at previous competitions.
*2012, 2015 & 2019 – Open Call Talent Project Finalists at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert; made history in 2012 as the first choir ever to be selected as a finalist in this valley-wide talent competition.
*2014 – Performed with the legendary rock ‘n roll band, Foreigner, raising over $2200 for the Grammy Foundation created to support public school music programs. First Place at the Windy City Classic in Chicago produced by Performing Arts Consultants.
*2012 – Performed with Distinguished Concerts International New York with American Composer, Morten Lauridsen, at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Talented alumni have been successful in pursuing their love of music and some have studied at Berklee College of Music, Pepperdine University, California Lutheran University and other colleges. Invest in the music education of youth! Please consider making the Cathedral City High School Choirs one of your favorite charities. For more information, email our Choir Director at: fleroy@psusd.