Richard Medrano is the Director of Music and Campus Minister at the UCC. He has served as Director of Music in various prominent churches in the Los Angeles Archdiocese for the past 15 years. While at St. John Eudes Church in Chatsworth, California he developed one of the largest music ministries in the archdiocese. He is often invited to conduct workshops to choir directors and cantors for churches in the California area.
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 Chor Bamberg.
Thanksgiving of 2012, Mr. Medrano served as a guest conductor at Carnegie Hall where he made his debut with the City of Angels Master Chorale. Mr. Medrano partnered with the Los Angeles Opera in pioneering community opera for the L.A. area. His choirs have had the honor of performing several times with John Rutter and James Conlon. Mr. Medrano’s television and film credits include KCET televised L.A. Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Tonight Show, a Hallmark movie, “A Grandpa for Christmas” starring Ernest Borgnine and as a television music judge for Killer Karaoke.
He is married to Patti Algier and has a daughter, Ashleigh, a talented singer at California State University at Northridge and step-son, Jayson, a student at Pierce College. In his spare time, Mr. Medrano enjoys traveling with his family and running marathons.