Masterwork Chorale

Join the Masterwork Chorale!

We are a non-denominational, community choral group with approximately 120 singers, which joins forces with the Chancel Choir to sing our choral concerts at First Church. We perform two major concerts a year—early December and in the spring. Selected musicians from the San Diego Symphony Orchestra accompany our performances.


2018 Advent Choral Concert

Sunday, December 2 and Monday December 3  |  7 PM | sanctuary

  • Mandatory online registration will open on August 28 at noon. Space is limited. Online registrations are now closed.

  • You must be available to sing in both performances (Dec. 2 and 3)

  • Rehearsals start on Tuesday evening, September 11 at 7:30 PM (sign-in at 7 PM)

  • Detailed practice instructions/dates 

2018 Advent Choral Concert features the following musical work:

  • Handel's Messiah


Do I have to audition to join this choir?
No auditions needed and all voice parts are welcome

Do I need to know how to read music?
Yes, singers should have an ability to read moderately difficult music.

Is there a cost to join?
Choir members pay a $60 fee per semester to join and also need to bring their own music, purchased at the same time as the online registration or at the first rehearsal.

When can I register?
Registration must be done online before the first rehearsal and payment should be made via PayPal or by check (payable to FUMCSD) at the first rehearsal.

When and where are the rehearsals?
MWC rehearse on Tuesdays, 7:30–9 PM in Sutherland Family Music Center, located immediately to the west of our main sanctuary. 

For more information, contact

Stan WicksDirector of Worship Music and Arts
619-297-4366 x 135


Katie Englund, Masterwork Chorale Secretary