“ample musical muscle… vibrant and astutely balanced.”
–San Diego Story

–San Diego Reader

–San Diego Union-Tribune

“…power and polish impressed at every turn.”
–San Diego Story

“…a rich, exuberant sound…Director John Russell has clearly raised the bar…”
–San Diego Story

“…a well-balanced chorus that produced robust, focused fortes; crafted clean, energized phrasing, mastered a wide dynamic compass, and communicated the depth of every facet of a complex, impassioned major work.”
–San Diego Story

You’ll Never

Walk Alone

While our live choral performances are temporarily canceled, we want to connect with you by sharing what we have in common – our voice.

The human voice touches our souls in ways nothing else can. Quarantined Italians sing to soothe their isolation and demonstrate their desire to come together. Live choral music meets two fundamental needs in times of crisis: the need for emotional expression, and the visceral need to come together as a community. While our live choral performances are temporarily canceled, the SD Master Chorale has recorded a special piece of music just for you and wants to help our San Diego communities heal and come together in times of struggle, celebrate in times of joy, and transcend generations with timeless music.

The SD Master Chorale is particularly concerned about your well-being during times like these. We realize you need to focus on your family’s health and safety and we recognize that this health crisis may have created significant financial hardships.

We, too, are experiencing these hardships as our performances are canceled. We depend on the revenue from our concerts to provide live choral music not only to our concert audiences but also to undeserved schools, as well as isolated seniors in our community through our outreach services. We inherently yearn for the experience and joy that live music provides. We can look to the future and know that we will be together again!

If you are able, please make a financial contribution to support the SD Master Chorale so that we may continue our mission to share the joy of live choral music in all communities.

We welcome and thank you for the financial gifts of any amount. For those willing to donate $100 or more, we would like to send you this special SD Master Chorale mug to help remind you about the warmth that live choral music brings to your life while you sip your warm beverage.

The SD Master Chorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations and corporate gifts are fully deductible and support the Chorale’s operation expenses. If you have enjoyed our performances and outreach events, we invite you to join us a donor or corporate sponsor to help sustain the SD Master Chorale for the cultural benefit of the greater community.

John K. Russell

Music Director

Pamela J. Wong

President, Board of Directors




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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and “Prisoners’ Chorus” from Fidelio

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Meet the SD Master Chorale

Widely recognized for its exciting, inspiring, and comforting performances, the SD Master Chorale is San Diego’s premier choral ensemble, showcasing more than 100 of the region’s finest singers. The Chorale was founded in 1961, and today continues its artistic ascent, collaborative programming, and community outreach under the leadership of Music Director Dr. John K. Russell.

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