TEMECULA VALLEY SYMPHONY CHORUS
The Temecula Valley Symphony Chorus was formed in 2015 as part of the vision of Maestro John Mario and Symphony President Alana Joos to broaden the organization’s musical offerings. That summer, Eric Rea was brought on board as director, a Chorus committee was formed, and in September auditions were held. Two months later the 40 members of the Temecula Valley Symphony Chorus debuted in concert with the Symphony.
Our regular season consists of both performances with the Symphony and our own concerts of choral music. Joint concerts with the Symphony have featured epic masterworks (including selections from Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Act 2 of Verdi’s Aida) as well as performances for Veterans Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and more. Our stand-alone choral concerts feature a diverse range of genres – from classical to contemporary, sacred to secular, spirituals to musicals, and even some original compositions by our talented director. Both our singers and our audiences love the variety of musical selections.
We rehearse on Monday evenings, from 7:15 to 9:30, at Murrieta Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our regular season runs from mid-August to mid-May. We actively recruit singers throughout the year, and hold auditions by appointment.
Temecula Valley Symphony Chorus exists to advance the mission of the Symphony by enhancing its programming with excellent, varied, and engaging symphonic choral works. In addition, the chorus seeks to bring to our community greater awareness and enjoyment of the choral arts by presenting high-quality, diverse, and vibrant choral concerts. The chorus aspires to become one of the premier choral organizations in Southern California by attracting and developing gifted singers through a warm, challenging, and fun rehearsal environment and a variety of performance experiences.