San Diego Master Chorale Presents “Where All Are Welcome” November 4 & 5

Concerts celebrating unity part of statewide California Festival

For Immediate Release:
October 3, 2023

Contact: Laura Schairer

(San Diego, CA) The San Diego Master Chorale opens its new season with a concert series of unity and inclusion when it performs WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME on November 4 at 4 pm at Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Featuring the works of five California composers including Jennifer Lucy Cook, Saunder Choi, Shawn Kirchner, R. Matthew Brown and Zanaida Robles, the program celebrates diverse cultures and the rich tapestry of human connection.

Tickets for WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME are $30 adult, $25 for senior/military and $15 for students 13 and over, free for youth 12 and under, and are on sale at sdmasterchorale.org

Led by Music Director John K. Russell, San Diego Master Chorale’s WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME concerts are part of the The California Festival, a new, statewide music initiative showcasing the most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written in the past five years. Excerpts from WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME will also be performed on November 5 at 3:00 pm at The Rady Shell as part of the California Festival free Family & Community Day, presented by the San Diego Symphony.

Highlights of WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME include Jennifer Lucy Cook’s They Are MotherSaunder Choi’s The New Colossus, selections from Jocelyn Hagen’s complex and glorious oratorio amass, which features English translations of mystic poetry from various faith traditions, and Matthew Brown’s choral arrangement of True Colors, made famous by Cyndi Lauper.

For more information on the San Diego Master Chorale visit sdmasterchorale.org. More information on the California Festival can be found at CAFestival.org.


November 4, 2023, 4:00 pm
Village Community Presbyterian Church,
6225 S. Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe

November 5, 2023, 3:00 pm (excerpts)
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
222 Marina Park Way, San Diego

Embark on a journey of unity and inclusion with the San Diego Master Chorale as we celebrate diverse cultures and life experiences through choral music. Drawing inspiration from composers like Jennifer Lucy Cook and Jocelyn Hagen, we explore the path of inter-religious harmony and the richness of different traditions. Featured works by California-based composers Saunder Choi, Shawn Kirchner, R. Matthew Brown, and Zanaida Robles augment this rich tapestry of human connection. Join the Chorale for a musical experience where all are welcome and united through the shared voice of music.

These concerts are part of the California Festival, A Celebration of New Music. This statewide music initiative showcases the most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written in the past five years. CAFestival.org

ABOUT SAN DIEGO MASTER CHORALE Since 1961, the San Diego Master Chorale has presented inspiring and exhilarating performances throughout San Diego County. Featuring 140 of the region’s finest singers, the Chorale performs classical masterworks, new music by contemporary composers, and diverse works under the direction of Music Director John K. Russell. 

Each year, the SD Master Chorale reaches tens of thousands of listeners, both on stage and off, through live performances across San Diego 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. For more, visit sdmasterchorale.org.