About

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The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale is a community volunteer organization that has been offering excellent choral music to the Santa Ynez Valley and beyond for 39 years.  The Master Chorale, Youth Chorale and Orchestra share a passion and hunger to learn, grow and contribute to a rich musical and social experience that is fun, creating joy in their lives and the lives of others. The clear mission of the Chorale is to “bring music to life” in the Valley.

The Chorale performs major choral works with full orchestral accompaniment from the 16th century to the present.  Michael Eglin, our music director and Vera Kong, our rehearsal accompanist are professional musicians, as are the orchestral musicians and vocal soloists who join us for our concerts.  The Chorale has connections with the schools, Buellton Recreation, Rotary, Santa Ynez Valley Jazz Band, and the Solvang Music Conservatory.  These relationships help offer Valley audiences all ages, diverse, live music.

The addition of a professional Orchestra adds an exceptional richness to our performances.  Some of our local Orchestra musicians have participated in our concerts for as many as twenty years.  The high quality of these professionals, combined with the hard work and dedication of our Chorale members, supports a level of musical performance that our Valley audiences would otherwise have to seek out in Santa Barbara or Los Angeles. 

The Chorale welcomes singers of all ages from high school up who can carry a tune, match a pitch, and blend with other voices.  We are proud of our diversity; many of our singers are over 65 and some have been with us for many years.  However, we are always recruiting from our community. The Chorale encourages a broad audience by keeping general ticket prices low and by offering discounts to seniors and children.



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