Masterwork Chorale


Join the Masterwork Chorale!

We are a non-denominational, community choral group 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.


Spring Choral Concert 2023

Sunday, april 23 | 7 PM | church sanctuary
Music: St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach

Registration Fee: $75 (*void for Jubilee Singers and age 25 and under)
We will be using the G. Schirmer edition of the SATB chorus score, ISBN 9781540043801.
Scores may be purchased online HERE  
We will also have a limited number of used copies available for $5 each.

Click links below to register 

Registration is open December 28, through January 10, 2023 or until filled to capacity.





First Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 10 | Sanctuary Narthex

Check-in at 6:45 PM 
Rehearsal at 7:30 to 9 PM.

At our first rehearsal on Tuesday, January 10, please come to the sanctuary narthex (back of the sanctuary) at 6:45 PM to confirm your registration and to pick up your music:

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, from 7:30 - 9 PM in the choir room of the Music Center at First United Methodist Church of San Diego.

If you have questions about registration, payment or the music, please email Spencer Velky. 


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 $75 fee per semester to join and also need to bring their own music, purchased online. Those 25 and younger are free. 

When can I register?
Registration must be done online before the first rehearsal and payment should be made via credit card online, 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. 

What is the COVID policy for Masterwork Chorale?
All registrants must be fully vaccinated and have received the latest bivalent booster. The first two rehearsals (1/10 and 1/17) will be in masks. After the 17th we will be mask optional until the combined rehearsals with the Chancel Choir. The dress rehearsal and performance will be mask optional as long as you test negative for COVID. 

For MWC choir members:
mwc practice info coming soon

For more information, contact

Spencer VelkyAdministrative Assistant for Music Ministries


Brian LustigDirector of Choral Activities
619-297-4366 ext. 135