Free Community Concert features 100 High School Students in Concert with San Diego Master Chorale

For Immediate Release:
February 15, 2023

Contact: Miriam Bogan

San Diego, CA (February 15, 2023) — The San Diego Master Chorale will host its 7th Annual High School Honor Choir on March 11, 2023. This special event brings 100 talented high school students from across San Diego County together in a Free Community Concert with the SD Master Chorale. This special event is also an opportunity for the public to hear the SD Master Chorale in concert, free of charge. 

The High School Honor Choir features talented high school singers nominated by music teachers from San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Led by Music Director John K. Russell, the students spend the day in workshops and rehearsals, inspiring music-making beyond high school. 

A recent High School Honor Choir participant, Jacob, commented, “The honor choir program is a truly unique experience that brings people like me together to explore our passions and develop our creative and musical souls.”

The day culminates with a Free Community Concert, uniting generations of voices in music of hope and joy. This year’s program features works by Mozart, Abbie Betinis, Ola Gjeilo, Rachmaninoff, and more. 

The Free Community Concert begins at 4:30 pm and is open to the public. The concert takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at First United Methodist Church (2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego). All tickets for this event are free with online registration. For tickets, visit sdmasterchorale.org.

Free Community Concert 
featuring 7th Annual High School Honor Choir
San Diego Master Chorale
7th Annual High School Honor Choir
John K. Russell, Music Director & conductor

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 4:30 PM
First United Methodist Church (2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego)

San Diego Master Chorale


Recognized for its inspiring and exhilarating performances, the San Diego Master Chorale has served as the premiere choral ensemble of San Diego County since 1961. Featuring over 100 of the region’s finest singers, the SD Master Chorale performs classical masterworks, new music by contemporary composers, and diverse works of many styles under the direction of Music Director John K. Russell. 

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. Each year, the Chorale reaches tens of thousands of listeners both on stage and off through live performances and broadcasts on KPBS, San Diego’s NPR station. The SD Master Chorale can frequently be heard in collaboration with the San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Music Society & Chorus, and Mainly Mozart Festival. 

The Chorale’s community programs include an annual High School Honor Choir Festival for more than 130 outstanding young singers featuring an all-day choral workshop culminating in a side-by-side concert with the Chorale for the community. For more information, visit sdmasterchorale.org.