Artistic Staff

Richard Medrano

Artistic Director

Richard Medrano is the Artistic Director of the City of Angels Master Chorale and Children’s Chorus. His conducting career of some twenty years has taken him from San Francisco to New York across the continental USA and abroad. His choirs have toured Italy where they sang for Pope John Paul II. In 2004, Mr. Medrano entered into a cultural exchange with one of the top five Bavarian choirs in Germany, the Kaiser Heinrich Choir Bamberg.


Mr. Medrano has served as Director of Music in various prominent churches in the Los Angeles Archdiocese for the past 17 years. Currently Richard is the Director of Music for the University Catholic Center at U.C.L.A. He developed one of the largest music ministries in the L.A. Archdiocese. He is recognized as a top professional in the field of liturgical music and is often invited to conduct, consult and give workshops and clinics to choir directors and cantors for churches in the California area.


Mr. Medrano partnered with the Los Angeles Opera in pioneering community opera for the L.A. area. He has prepared adult and children’s choruses for maestro James Conlon in five operas and counting. In November of 2012 he served as Guest Conductor at Carnegie Hall, New York, where he debut with the City of Angles Master Chorale. In addition, his choirs have performed twice at Carnegie Hall with John Rutter. Richard Medrano’s television and film credits include Killer Karaoke Music Judge, KCET-televised L.A. Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Tonight Show, and a Hallmark movie, “A Grandpa for Christmas” starring Ernest Borgnine, in which his choir was featured.


He has been clinician or adjudicator for the Chorister’s Guild, National Association of Church Musician’s (NACM) and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Alex Nizzoli


Jennifer Haren

Master Chorale Assistant Director

Susan Norton


Ashleigh Medrano

Executive Board

Vice President 

Sound Engineer

Administrative Staff

Executive Board Secretary/Treasurer

Director of Operations

Patti Algier Medrano
Barbara Kelly

Official Baker and Bookeeper

Harley T. Davis

Sound Technician

Eileen Jolly

Executive Board-Graphic Production Artist & Children's Choir Administrator

Kimberly Jolly

Social Media Expert


Kimberly Visokey

Travel Coordinator

David Varela

Photographer to the Stars! 

Join our Choirs 

Wednesday's 7:00 PM- 9:15 PM

Master Chorale

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Children's Chorus

Saturday's 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Rehearsals: Temporarily on Zoom email us at coaccmusic@ to get rehearsal links

Mission Statement

The City of Angels Community Choirs is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to educate and develop singers while serving and promoting the interest of the performing arts in our community. We offer extraordinary performances to our audiences and provide unforgettable world class musical opportunities to a culturally diverse group of singers. By immersing the singer in high quality choral literature, we will lead all members to focus on the good the world has to offer, what they can contribute to it, and to discover their inner artist.


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