Choir performance with orchestra


San Diego Festival Chorus

The Chorus has been performing choral classics and masterworks as well as popular  contemporary music since 2001. 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 April or May and in December.  Our audiences number up to several hundred in a beautiful venue.  The large chorus performs 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.

The San Diego Festival Chorus is delighted to welcome Ms. Yewon Lee as our new Music  Director. Ms. Lee has an extensive music background, with  experience in many fields of music, especially in choral music.  Her first love is conducting, and she is excited to be our Music Director. More...

Hear What We Do

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

"Hallelujah Chorus" from Handels's Messiah

"Sanctus" from Rutter's Requiem

"Angel of Music," Phantom of the Opera

"All I Ask of You," Phantom of the Opera

More samples available on our Videos page.


Calling all Singers. . .

Have you ever wanted to sing with a full orchestra? Perform in a professional-level venue? This is your opportunity!

If you love to sing we invite you to join our Chorus. For our December 14 concert we will be performing Vivaldi's Gloria as well as a selection of seasonal music and carols.

No auditions are required.

Rehearsals are every Monday evening from 7-9:15 pm, including holidays, during concert seasons (January-April and September-December). There are no rehearsals during the summer. Rehearsals are held at Hillsdale Middle School, 1301 Brabham St. in Rancho San Diego. [Note change in location.]

Rehearsals for the Fall begin on Monday, September 9. 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 and 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 friends to share in the fun.

More details are available on our Join Us page.