The Classical Vocal Ensemble is the men and women choir of Mt. Carmel High School. Participation is granted through the audition process. This is an audition-only choir.
Their reputation for excellence includes performances at Carnegie Hall, the California ACDA convention, the Golden State Festival at UCLA, the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and Disneyland's Candlelight Procession and Ceremony. In 2003, the music department was recognized by the Grammy Foundation as the number three program in the United States, followed by another Grammy in 2005 and 2008. Both Classical Ensemble and Bel Canto have traveled the United States extensively receiving superior ratings at CMEA, ACDA, and SCVA festivals.
Locally, they are the members of the Royal Court for the annual Madrigal Dinner, and are the primary participants of the annual Valentine’s Day Show and the annual musical.