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.


Advent Choral Concert 2022

Sunday, december 4 | 7 PM | church sanctuary

In terra pax by Gerald Finzi

Illuminare by Elaine Hagenberg

Excerpts from Christmas Give by Rosephanye Powell

     Christmas Memories

     Ring the Bells

     Christus natus est

     Have you seen the baby Jesus

     Ogo n fun oluwa

Registration Fee: $60 (*void for Jubilee Singers and age 25 and under)
Music: $40 (packet of all music listed above). 
Total cost: $100 or $40*

Click links below to register.  Registration is open August 29 through September 4, 2022 or until filled to capacity.




First Rehearsal: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | Sanctuary Narthex
Check-in at 6:45 PM 
Rehearsal at 7:30 to 9 PM.

At our first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 6, 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 $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 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. 


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