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Doreen Irwin has been painting horses for many years. She has exhibited several of these pieces and other works at her own Shandoni Ranch, where she raises and trains horses.


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Doreen Irwin worked her way through college doing illustrations for newspaper ads.  Her professional art background and her love of horses has been combined to produce several pieces of Equine Art.  Her subjects are often her own horses or horses showing at Shandoni Ranch where Doreen has been putting on horse shows for several years.

She is also interested in painting other animals and portraits of people.

Doreen has had her works exhibited several times at the California State Fair,  The Horse Expo in Sacramento,CA, the Draft Horse Classic in Grass Valley,CA, the Hubbard Museum of the Horse in Ruidoso Downs, NM, and at art galleries in California.  She has had sixteen solo shows in Sacramento, CA.   

 She does commissions of horses, pets, people... buildings, favorite places. Please call for information: 916 206-6415


Art Events for 2016

Artist Reception
Tuesday, March 8, 6 p.m.
Wine and hors d'oeouvres
Solo Show at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center
2973 Penryn Rd. Penryn, CA
Please RSVP to Loomis Basin 916 652-7662

Tenth Annual
Second Saturday "ART IN THE BARN" SHOW
(Equine Art and other Pieces)
Doreen Irwin

"Meet the Artist"
Receptions with wine and hors d'oeuvres
on Saturday, April 9th, noon to 9:00 p.m.
and Sunday, April 10th, noon to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 11, (open to all, but especially for horse people on their day off) noon to 7 p.m.

Paintings will be available for viewing upon request through May 8
At Shandoni Ranch
8846 Sorento Road, Elverta , CA 95626


Doreen Irwin

Choral Conductor



Doreen Irwin has been a choral director in the Sacramento area for several years...teaching at Oakmont High School and most recently (retiring, after 37 years, in May, 2013) at Sacramento City College. At the college, she also taught voice classes and piano.  Since 1995, Ms. Irwin toured every other summer with the SCC Evening Chorale to different countries. 

The 2012 tour was to NY City. The choir auditioned for Carnegie Hall and was accepted to do its own personal concert. Doreen conducted her 80 voice choir over the Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 27, 8:30 p.m. at Carnegie Hall, to a standing ovation. This was truly an honor for the SCC Evening Chorale.

In May of 2013 Doreen conducted her final concert at Sacramento City College in the college's newly renovated Performing Arts Center.

After retirement at SCC, Doreen decided to do additional choral work, under the title of "The Doreen Irwin Singers" her post-retirement concerts include:

Singing with the Folsom Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Neumann, performing the "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor at the Harris Center in Folsom, in October, 2013.

Performing "Carmina Burana" with 2 pianos and percussion at the Sacramento Community Center March, 2014, accompanying the ballet under the baton of Music Director, Henrik Hansen.

Performing the Polovtsian Dances with the Sacramento Youth Symphony in April, 2014, at Hiram Johnson High School

Directing the Doreen Irwin Singers in a Prelude Concert, (with a standing ovation) at Carnegie Hall before her choir joined John Rutter's direction and performance of his "Requiem" and other selections for his final Carnegie Hall performance.

Christmas concerts at various Sacramento location during the 2015 holiday season


"Super Solos"
Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
St. Luke's Lutheran Church (in the church hall)
7595 Center Parkway, Sacramento

Friday, April 15, 8 p.m.
Church of the Master
1900 Portrero Way, Sacramento

Sunday, April 17, 8 p.m.
St. Luke's Lutheran Church (in the sanctuary)
7595 Center Parkway, Sacramento

Sunday, April 24th, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center
Tickets can be purchased at the door for the above concerts.

Sunday, November 6, 2016, time TBA
Rutter's "Magnificat"
Doreen will conduct the choir
and the Premiere Sacramento Youth Symphony
Time and Place TBA

December, 2016
the choir will participate in a Christmas Choral concert
Harris Hall, Folsom
Time and Date TBA

May, 2017 Spring Concert
Date, time, place TBA

May 27, 8 p.m. 2017 Doreen will conduct Mozart's "Coronation Mass" at Carnegie Hall with a large chorus and the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

Doreen plans to do special events in the future. If you are interested in singing and would like to join this special choral group, please call Doreen (916) 206-6415 or email her at doreenirwin@comcast.net


Ms. Irwin has 43 published choral compositions for SSA, SSAA, and SATB Voicings.

There are several Christmas pieces, one arranged for band as well as SA and SATB choir.

There are also all original jazz ballads, folk songs, arrangements of folk songs, and some gospel style pieces.  Publishers are Elkan Vogel, National Music and Shawnee Press and Plymouth Music.  For more information, please contact the publishers or Doreen at: doreenirwin@comcast.net


Shandoni Ranch

8846 Sorento Road

Elverta, CA   95626

Home Phone:  916.991-5232                    Cell Phone:  916.206-6415