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Who We Are

Widely recognized for its exciting, inspiring, and comforting performances, the San Diego Master Chorale is San Diego’s premier choral ensemble, showcasing more than 130 of the region’s finest singers.

The Chorale was founded in 1961, and today continues its artistic ascent, collaborative programming, and community engagement under the leadership of Music Directer Dr. John K. Russell.

“...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

What We Do

Each year, the SD Master Chorale reaches tens of thousands of listeners, both on stage and off, through live performances across the county including collaborations with the San Diego Symphony and Mainly Mozart Festival, and through broadcasts on San Diego’s NPR station, KPBS.

The mission of SD Master Chorale is to connect all people to the joy of professional-caliber live choral music and enrich lives by sharing what we have in common – our voice. To further this mission, the Chorale hosts the region’s largest community Honor Choir program, engaging more than 100 outstanding young singers in workshops and culminating in a side-by-side concert with the Chorale each season.


Concert Program: Duruflé Requiem

The concerts this weekend feature one of the most beloved choral works ever written. This Requiem, composed by Maurice Duruflé, is deeply loved and appreciated by singers and audience members for its seamless connection between the old and the new.

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Old & New: Duruflé Requiem

On April 27 & 28, the San Diego Master Chorale presents French composer Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem in two venues on two very different instruments: the Quimby Pipe Organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral (the oldest in San Diego!) and the Parsons-Rosales Pipe Organ St. James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (the newest in La Jolla!).

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