Choir performance with orchestra


San Diego Festival Chorus

The Chorus is in its 15th season performing choral classics and masterworks as well as popular  contemporary music. We welcome you to join our friendly group with the reward of learning and performing challenging and beautiful music.

Two major performances are featured each year, in May and in December.  Our audiences number up to 1200 in a beautiful venue.  There are 80 singers with a full orchestra and featured soloists from the greater San Diego area as well as selected members of the Chorus.  Chorus performances also include outreach concerts and travel tours.

Our next regular concert will be our annual Christmas concert on December on December 4, 2016. The program will feature works by Mozart and Saint-Saëns as well as lighter seasonal music.

Hear What We Do

For each concert, the Chorus performs both classical and popular works. Some samples:

Excerpts from Beethoven's Mass in C


Rodgers and Hammerstein

More samples, including a performance from our recent concert tour to Alaska, are available on our Video page.


Calling All Singers. . .

If you have some choral or solo singing experience we invite you to join our Chorus.

No auditions are required.

Rehearsals are held every Monday from 7-9:15 pm at Hillsdale Middle School in Rancho San Diego during concert seasons (January-April and September-December). There are no rehearsals during the summer. Singers may choose to sing in one or both of the concerts each year.

Rehearsals for the Fall begin on Monday, September 12. Why not plan to brighten up your Monday evenings by improving your musical skills, meeting new friends, and enjoying the camaraderie of our group?

Did you know that singing is good for the brain?

Studies indicate that:

  • Learning and practicing a new skill, such as music, improves brain function and memory and reduces cognitive decline.
  • Participating in group events helps to stabilize mood and improve brain function.
  • Singing increases heart rate and breathing which supplies more blood and oxygen to the brain.
  • And it is fun!


If you belong to another chorus, temple or church choir, consider bringing along some other members to share in the fun.

More details are available on our Join Us page.