About the Mt. Eden High School Chamber Singers
The Chamber Singers is the top group at Mt. Eden High School. Accepted into the ensemble only after a rigorous audition process, the group is comprised of 24-32 young men and women.
The chamber singer have had distinct honors over the years, including performances with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, the Oakland Symphony and Chorus, Chanticleer, and the Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra.
They have performed for the last several years on stage at the Paramount in Oakland with The Oakland Symphony Chorus, The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, and Kugelplex at the annual Oakland Symphony's "Break Bread" concert.
They have performed in New York City's Carnegie Hall. In November of 2003 they received the Mayor's award from the City of Hayward as "Citizens of the year".
They do exchanges and festivals with many local Universities and Colleges including CSU, East Bay, San Jose State University, Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, and San Francisco State University.
Locally, they have performed every November at the KBLX Radio station's high school Christmas carol competition held the day after Thanksgiving every year at Jack London Square. They have won first place in this competition twice and 2nd place one time.
Their Director, Ken Rawdon, was the 2008 recipient of the Alameda County Arts Commission "Artist of the year" award.
Under Mr. Rawdon's direction, the Mt. Eden Chamber Singers have placed in the top 4 at California's prestigious Golden State Choral Competition every year since 1997.
In the spring of 2009 the choir will be going to New York City to perform at the Lincoln Center.