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Founded in 1961, the San Diego Master Chorale is a 100+ voice chorus of San Diego County residents. The SD Master Chorale is a hybrid choir made up of primarily volunteer singers and a paid core of professional singers. Repertoire performed by the SD Master Chorale spans from symphonic to chamber works, sacred music to Broadway, and masterworks to contemporary choral works.
The SD Master Chorale is auditioning for new singers this summer for the 2023-24 Season. Auditions will be held on June 4 and July 29, 2023 in San Diego. Applicants for all sections, and for both Volunteer and Paid Staff Singers, are welcome.
To be considered for an audition, please apply through the Audition Request Form by May 5, 2023.
Weekly rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley. Twice a year we have an all-day retreat. Retreats are not considered optional. There will be additional rehearsals during the week preceding each concert, and sectional rehearsals may be scheduled, as needed.
Yes, you must be 18 years or older.
To be considered for an audition, please apply by May 5, 2023 by completing an Audition Request Form. Be sure to complete the form in its entirety so we can confirm your interest and add you to our mailing list for pre-screen and in-person audition information.
In addition to your initial audition, all members of the Chorale are re-auditioned on a regular basis, generally every two years. An individual may also be asked to re-audition if he/she misses one or more entire concert sets.
Concert week rehearsals are mandatory and the maximum number of missed rehearsals for any concert is two. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Music Director, but only with advance notice.
Practicing difficult or assigned passages between rehearsals is an essential duty of all singers. The Music Director may assign musical checkpoints and evaluate your individual preparedness on assigned portions of the score.
We have two sets of concert attire, one for formal concerts and one for informal concerts.
Yes, Chorale members are required to pay annual dues each year. Dues waivers are available for any singer for whom this may be a financial hardship.
The musical success of the organization depends upon your dedication to the ensemble and sense of workmanship with the scores. When a singer accepts an offer of Chorale membership, it implies a desire to collaborate with the musical staff and fellow singers in the spirit of cooperation necessary to meet the standards set by the Music Director, professional orchestras, and conductors with whom the Chorale often joins forces. Understanding that personal and professional lives pull us in many directions, we rely on singers to make their best effort to sing all performances in the concert season.
The Chorale’s Paid Staff Singers draw upon San Diego residents who are experienced professionals or emerging, highly trained singers who are interested in singing in a choral setting and taking on a leadership role within the Chorale. If you would like to audition as a Paid Staff Singer in the Chorale, please complete the Audition Request form by May 5, 2023 and indicate on the form that you are interested in auditioning as a Paid Staff Singer.
Thank you for your interest in auditioning with the San Diego Master Chorale!