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©2019 San Diego Master Chorale

Upcoming Concerts & Events

The San Diego Master Chorale brings you the finest large-ensemble choral music

from across genres, continents, and centuries – all season long!

Nov 16, 2019

San Elijo Middle School, San Marcos

What a Wonderful World

The San Diego Master Chorale continues its goal of engaging voices of all ages in song with What a Wonderful World. This program will feature the full chorale and guest artist Steph Johnson in a partnership with the Elementary Visual and Performing Arts San Marcos Unified School District. The works performed on this program include familiar and popular songs paired with notable choral repertoire from past and present, and is meant to foster a love of singing and a recognition that when we sing, we engage in communal compassion with ourselves, the music, the audience, and each other. This concert will include audience participation in several of the familiar song selections as well as a collaborative performance with the elementary students from the San Marcos Unified School District.

  • John K. Russell, conductor

  • Steph Johnson, guest artist

  • Bryan Verhoye, pianist

  • in collaboration with the Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Dept., San Marcos Unified School District

Location: San Elijo Middle School, 1600 Schoolhouse Way, San Marcos, CA 92078

Repertoire to include:

  • Light of a Clear Blue Morning (Parton/Hella Johnson)

  • I Love You / What a Wonderful World (Hella Johnson)

  • Goodnight Moon (Eric Whitacre)

  • I Am His Child (Moses Hogan)

  • Star Spangled Banner

  • Stand By Me (Ben E King, Arr. Mark De-Lisser)

  • America the Beautiful

Annual Messiah Sing

The San Diego Master Chorale's annual Messiah Sing invites audience members to join the region's largest choral ensemble to usher in the Christmas season with George Frideric Handel’s beloved masterwork Messiah. Music Director John K. Russell will lead the audience, the Chorale, and featured soloists through all of Messiah's Part 1 and selections of Parts 2 and 3 in the beautiful acoustics of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. 

 

John K. Russell, conductor

Martin Green, organist

Lisa Newton, soprano

Evangelina Woo, alto

Tony Malerich, tenor

Matt Fallesen, bass 

SD Master Chorale will host a Welcome Reception starting at 4pm in the courtyard of St. Pauls. The Messiah Sing will begin at 5pm in the Sanctuary.

 

Venue: 2728 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

4:00pm Welcome Reception

5:00pm Messiah Sing

Tickets

$25 Adults (18+)
$20 Senior (65+)
$15 Active Duty Military 
$10 Students (school age-college with ID)

 

+$5 for a score rental, if needed

Dec 14, 2019

Copley Symphony Hall

Noel Noel: Home for the Holidays (special event)

Let holiday cheer bring you and your loved ones near at the San Diego Symphony Orchestra's annual “Noel Noel” family concert, featuring the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children's Choir. The sounds of old-fashioned and new-found festive music makes the season bright and delights as audiences sing along, led by Tony Award® Winner Ted Sperling. Decked with boughs of holly and sparkling lights, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacob’s Music Center warmly welcomes you... and the North Pole’s most famous resident!

 

  • Ted Sperling, conductor

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

  • Concert: 2:00 p.m.

  • Tickets: Coming soon

Noel Noel (1 of 6)

Let holiday cheer bring you and your loved ones near at the San Diego Symphony Orchestra's annual “Noel Noel” family concert, featuring the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children's Choir. The sounds of old-fashioned and new-found festive music makes the season bright and delights as audiences sing along, led by Tony Award® Winner Ted Sperling. Decked with boughs of holly and sparkling lights, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacob’s Music Center warmly welcomes you... and the North Pole’s most famous resident!

  • Ted Sperling, conductor

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

Noel Noel (2 of 6)

Let holiday cheer bring you and your loved ones near at the San Diego Symphony Orchestra's annual “Noel Noel” family concert, featuring the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children's Choir. The sounds of old-fashioned and new-found festive music makes the season bright and delights as audiences sing along, led by Tony Award® Winner Ted Sperling. Decked with boughs of holly and sparkling lights, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacob’s Music Center warmly welcomes you... and the North Pole’s most famous resident!

 

  • Ted Sperling, conductor

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

Noel Noel (3 of 6)

Let holiday cheer bring you and your loved ones near at the San Diego Symphony Orchestra's annual “Noel Noel” family concert, featuring the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children's Choir. The sounds of old-fashioned and new-found festive music makes the season bright and delights as audiences sing along, led by Tony Award® Winner Ted Sperling. Decked with boughs of holly and sparkling lights, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacob’s Music Center warmly welcomes you... and the North Pole’s most famous resident!

 

  • Ted Sperling, conductor

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

Noel Noel (4 of 6)

Let holiday cheer bring you and your loved ones near at the San Diego Symphony Orchestra's annual “Noel Noel” family concert, featuring the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children's Choir. The sounds of old-fashioned and new-found festive music makes the season bright and delights as audiences sing along, led by Tony Award® Winner Ted Sperling. Decked with boughs of holly and sparkling lights, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacob’s Music Center warmly welcomes you... and the North Pole’s most famous resident!

 

  • Ted Sperling, conductor

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

Noel Noel (5 of 6)

Let holiday cheer bring you and your loved ones near at the San Diego Symphony Orchestra's annual “Noel Noel” family concert, featuring the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children's Choir. The sounds of old-fashioned and new-found festive music makes the season bright and delights as audiences sing along, led by Tony Award® Winner Ted Sperling. Decked with boughs of holly and sparkling lights, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacob’s Music Center warmly welcomes you... and the North Pole’s most famous resident!

 

  • Ted Sperling, conductor

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

Noel Noel (6 of 6)

Let holiday cheer bring you and your loved ones near at the San Diego Symphony Orchestra's annual “Noel Noel” family concert, featuring the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Children's Choir. The sounds of old-fashioned and new-found festive music makes the season bright and delights as audiences sing along, led by Tony Award® Winner Ted Sperling. Decked with boughs of holly and sparkling lights, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacob’s Music Center warmly welcomes you... and the North Pole’s most famous resident!

 

  • Ted Sperling, conductor

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

4th Annual High School Honor Choir

Now in its fourth year, the San Diego Master Chorale's High School Honor Choir is an annual San Diego tradition, and a unique opportunity for San Diego and Riverside County youth to train and perform alongside the region's top large choral ensemble. High school vocal music students are chosen by their directors to attend this one-day workshop led by San Diego Master Chorale Music Director John K. Russell, and perform a full-length concert alongside the Chorale that afternoon. (We strongly encourage parents, teachers, and friends to attend!)

The ultimate goal is for students to gain a greater understanding of ensemble singing that they can share with their classmates and feel inspired to continue well into adulthood. To register your singer for the 2020 High School Honor Choir: Link coming soon

  • John K. Russell, workshop and concert conductor

  • Bryan Verhoye, pianist

  • Palomar College Chamber Singers, guest chorus

Venue: 2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108

  • 9:00-4:00 p.m.: Workshop

  • 4:30 p.m.: Concert in the Sanctuary 

  • Tickets: Coming soon

War Requiem (1 of 2)

The cathedral in Coventry, bombed into rubble during the Battle of Britain, lay in ruins for years afterward. For its rebuilding in 1961, Benjamin Britten composed his War Requiem, which splices the poetry of Wilfred Owen -- who was killed in World War I -- into the Requiem Mass for the Dead. The War Requiem was an instant classic (200,000 copies of the recording sold in the year after its premiere), and it remains an overwhelming experience, and a gigantic undertaking: featuring the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, the San Diego Master Chorale, a boys choir, and three soloists -- including the Chorale's Music Director John K. Russell.

  • Steven Schick, conductor

  • Ariana Strahl, soprano

  • John K. Russell, tenor

  • John Buffet, baritone

Venue: Mandeville Auditorium @ UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093

  • March 14: 7:30 p.m.

  • March 15: 2:00 p.m.

  • Tickets: Coming soon

Mar 15, 2020

Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD La Jolla

War Requiem (2 of 2)

The cathedral in Coventry, bombed into rubble during the Battle of Britain, lay in ruins for years afterward. For its rebuilding in 1961, Benjamin Britten composed his War Requiem, which splices the poetry of Wilfred Owen -- who was killed in World War I -- into the Requiem Mass for the Dead. The War Requiem was an instant classic (200,000 copies of the recording sold in the year after its premiere), and it remains an overwhelming experience, and a gigantic undertaking: featuring the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, the San Diego Master Chorale, a boys choir, and three soloists -- including the Chorale's Music Director John K. Russell.

  • Steven Schick, conductor

  • Ariana Strahl, soprano

  • John K. Russell, tenor

  • John Buffet, baritone

Venue: Mandeville Auditorium @ UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093

  • March 14: 7:30 p.m.

  • March 15: 2:00 p.m.

  • Tickets: Coming soon

Reunion

The concept of reuniting assumes a level of unwanted separation and asks us all to wrestle with accepting things we cannot change in a way that honors our past and simultaneously looks to our future, continuing to allow hope to guide our relationships. As we strive to make sense of the severe flaws in human nature, meaningless death, senseless violence of word and deed, we constantly return to art to help us elevate our spirit, to look for what is right, and to strive to be better citizens. In that spirit, the San Diego Master Chorale invites you to take a moving and musical journey through remembrance and unification.

  • John K. Russell, conductor

  • Bryan Verhoye, pianist

Venue: 2728 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

  • 7:30 p.m.

  • Tickets: Coming soon

Beethoven's 9th Symphony and "Prisoners' Chorus" from Fidelio (1 of 3)

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra brings its season and celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven to a close with the timeless composer's Ode to Joy — that divine spark. Beethoven’s ninth and final symphony boldly takes us on a triumphant journey from the chaos of uncertainty to a wholehearted embrace of the joy that comes from our connection with our fellow humans. In addition to delivering the stirring Ode to Joy, the San Diego Master Chorale will perform the "Prisoners' Chorus" from Beethoven's Fidelio with the Symphony.

  • Rafael Payare, conductor

  • Felicia Moore, soprano

  • Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano

  • Paul Appleby, tenor

  • Soloman Howard, bass

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

Please join us 45 minutes before the concert for "What's the Score?", a lively talk about the composers and the repertoire given by commentator Nuvi Mehta from the stage of Copley Symphony Hall.

Beethoven's 9th Symphony and "Prisoners' Chorus" from Fidelio (2 of 3)

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra brings its season and celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven to a close with the timeless composer's Ode to Joy — that divine spark. Beethoven’s ninth and final symphony boldly takes us on a triumphant journey from the chaos of uncertainty to a wholehearted embrace of the joy that comes from our connection with our fellow humans. In addition to delivering the stirring Ode to Joy, the San Diego Master Chorale will perform the "Prisoners' Chorus" from Beethoven's Fidelio with the Symphony.

  • Rafael Payare, conductor

  • Felicia Moore, soprano

  • Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano

  • Paul Appleby, tenor

  • Soloman Howard, bass

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

Please join us 45 minutes before the concert for "What's the Score?", a lively talk about the composers and the repertoire given by commentator Nuvi Mehta from the stage of Copley Symphony Hall.

Beethoven's 9th Symphony and "Prisoners' Chorus" from Fidelio (3 of 3)

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra brings its season and celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven to a close with the timeless composer's Ode to Joy — that divine spark. Beethoven’s ninth and final symphony boldly takes us on a triumphant journey from the chaos of uncertainty to a wholehearted embrace of the joy that comes from our connection with our fellow humans. In addition to delivering the stirring Ode to Joy, the San Diego Master Chorale will perform the "Prisoners' Chorus" from Beethoven's Fidelio with the Symphony.

  • Rafael Payare, conductor

  • Felicia Moore, soprano

  • Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano

  • Paul Appleby, tenor

  • Soloman Howard, bass

Venue: Copley Symphony Hall

Please join us 45 minutes before the concert for "What's the Score?", a lively talk about the composers and the repertoire given by commentator Nuvi Mehta from the stage of Copley Symphony Hall.

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