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2023/2024 Season

Messiah 101

The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale performs selections from Handel's Messiah including the less-commonly performed Easter movements plus fan favorites!

Join us for an audience-immersive performance of the Messiah like you’ve never seen before! Love to sing Messiah? Curious about the history and tradition of the music? Choose your own adventure as an audience member by sitting right next to the instrument or vocal part of your choice! Bring your score and sing along with the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale as Charlie Kim breaks down the elements of the dancing baroque spirit from the harpsichord. Featuring operatic soloists: Devon Guthrie, soprano and Jonathan Matthews, tenor. This performance presents the musical story following the life, death, and resurrection of Christ in collaboration with the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of North Hollywood.

Messiah 101


March 23rd, 2024

3:00 PM

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
North Hollywood, CA

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Escape reality for an hour with a soothing sound bath of vocal harmonies in a reverberant acoustic as the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale takes a musical journey to the most outer reaches of the imagination. Let your mind and heart wander as the music takes you from day to night, from earth to sky, to heaven and beyond, and back again. Come an hour early for a talk-back with the conductors to explore some of the greatest poetry ever written to prepare for the musical settings that take the poetry to even greater heights. Come, listen, and be healed.



May 18th, 2024

3:00 PM

Vida Church
Granada Hills, CA

Past Performances

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The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale invites you to experience the magic of the season with “Holidays in the Valley: Celebrate the Mystery.” Whether you’re seeking inspiration, or a celebration – you will not be disappointed. Join us as we present the premieres of three new carol settings, familiar favorites, and a few singalongs for good measure! We look forward to spending the evening with you in the heart of Studio City.

Holidays in the Valley
"Celebrate the Mystery"


December 9th, 2023

6:00 PM


December 10th, 2023

3:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church

of Studio City


Holiday Spectacular


December 17th, 2023

2:30 PM


Smothers Theater,

Pepperdine University

SFVMC is once again joining the LA Symphonic Winds in their spectacular holiday concert, this time in Malibu, CA!

This concert will be featuring holiday songs arranged and conducted by our associate artistic director, John Bergquist. As well as, an abridged version of Verdi's Requiem for voice and winds, conducted by, Charlie Kim, alongside SFVMC soloists:

Patricia McLaughlin, soprano

Julie Anne Bermel, mezzo-soprano

Jonathan Mathews, tenor

John Bergquist, Bass

The evening will end with a joyous sing-along of holiday classics! This is a performance you won't want to miss! 

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Lights of Remembrance


December 14th, 2023

7:00 PM


Hollywood Hills,

Forest Lawn Memorial Park


Join SFVMC as we sing holiday songs, hear a brief inspirational message, and light a candle in memory
of a family member or friend.


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The Nightmare and the Dream
"Herzl and the creation of Israel"





August 6th, 2023

2:00 PM (PDT)


Composer, Sergio Barer and the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale rehearsal accompanist, Bob Remstein relive what it was like to create, produce, rehearse, and perform the premiere of Barer's newest work, "The Nightmare and the Dream: Herzl and the creation of Israel."

We are offering this concert screening for free to the public but any contributions are welcome and highly appreciated to support the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale as we are preparing our new season.

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Admission (included snack and beverage): $50
LIVE Streaming on YouTube: $30

Cabaret in the Valley
"A night of music and giving"


September 9th, 2023

6:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist

Church of Studio City

The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale (SFVMC) invites you to join our inaugural cabaret fundraiser! An evening filled with food and entertainment. We are kicking off our season this year with a cabaret show which will present a variety of music from Broadway, Disney, opera, and barbershop! You can expect solo performances from our own SFVMC members: Charlie Kim, John Bergquist,

Julie Anne Bermel, Steven Barnett,

Caleb Heulitt, Rebecca Fisch, Omari MIller,

Marla Lowrey, Angel Ramirez, and

Anita Beckenstein.


Plus you'll get a treat to hear professional guest artists such as: American Idol, Off-Broadway star, and composer, Anthony Fedorov; Classical opera singers Jonathan Mathews (tenor) and Grammy nominated recording artist, Devon Guthrie (soprano); as well as former Pinoy Popstar, Sheila Bella.

This performance will also feature

Brian McConnell accompanying on the piano and Scott Firestone on drums.

With your ticket, you will not only receive amazing entertainment, but also a choice of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy with the concert, as our thank you for coming to support our organization. (Please be sure to select your charcuterie cup of choice when you check out with your ticket.)

Seating is limited!

And tickets are selling fast!

Can’t make it in person? No problem! 


This concert will also be available to watch on live-stream via our YouTube channel! You will receive the link to view the LIVE concert and recording with your ticket purchase via email!

We hope to see you there!

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