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.

Advent Choral Concert 2023

Saturday, december 9 | 4 PM | church sanctuary

Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio with other music by Amy Beach, John Rutter, and Cecilia McDowall, accompanied by Dr. Jaebon Hwang, organ. 

Registration Fee: $75 (*void for Jubilee Singers and age 25 and under)
Music Fee: $25 

Click links below to register 

Registration is open August 14 through September 1, 2023 or until filled to capacity. Note that space is limited. Should you miss the deadline for registration, please contact Brian Lustig.







At our first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 5, 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.

Extra rehearsals 11/26, 12/7, 12/8.

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


To be added to the Masterwork Chorale interest list, please email Spencer Velky or Brian Lustig 


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. 

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