Parish Choir and Musicians
The Parish Choir rehearses weekly September through June and presents special music for Sunday morning Mass, Lessons & Carols, Holy Week and Easter, and services of Choral Evensong. The group is comprised of skilled volunteer and professional singers, and regularly presents repertoire spanning from Gregorian chant to the present day, with particular emphasis on music of the Anglican/Episcopal tradition.
Mezzo soprano Christina Wilcox has performed with many of the leading orchestras of the United States, including The New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Houston Symphony, and the Buffalo Philharmonic.
She appeared with the Florida Orchestra, Tulsa Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Kansas City Symphony, Wichita Symphony, and the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, as well as solo appearances with Musica Sacra NYC, L.A. Master Chorale, New York Choral Artists (ensemble and soloist), Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Ventura Chamber Music Festival, and New West Symphony.
Solo works include the Verdi Requiem; Mahler Second and Eighth Symphony, Das Lied von der Erde; Bach B Minor Mass, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat; Mozart Requiem; Handel Messiah; Mendelssohn Elijah; Rossini Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solennelle; Beethoven 9th Symphony.
Noriko Mizuhara has been singing professionally as a church choir staff singer since 1999. She has performed various oratorio solo works, such as Messiah by Handel, Gloria by Vivaldi, and the St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach. Her repertoire includes not only sacred works but also opera roles, such as Mimi – La Boheme, Countess Almaviva – The Marriage of Figaro, Liu – Turandot, and Elsa – Lohengrin. She received a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts in communication disorders from California State University, Fullerton. She is also a licensed speech language pathologist, and works with healthy vocalization and vocal hygiene for professional voice users. She has been singing as a staff singer at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Covina since 2018.