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2023/2024 Season

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Get ready to dress up to the nines "Hollywood style" for a night of glamor, giving, and entertainment for The San Fernando Valley Master Chorales' (SFVMC) annual fundraiser "Cabaret on Sunset." Our show features a compilation of solo to small group acts from professional guest artists (to be announced soon), performers from SFVMC, and a pre-show from the talented kids from the San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus!

This year, in the spirit of Independence day weekend, we are dedicating this concert to American composers and arrangers of all genres of music. Come enjoy a wide range of musical styles from: classic barbershop, American arias, Standard Jazz, Folk music, Disney favorites, Musical Theater, plus some original music composed by our own talented performers! 

Important Details: 

VIP Tickets: $50

(Limited to 30 reserved front row seats)

Tickets: $40

(Open seating/First come, first serve)

 

Dress code: "Hollywood glam" Cocktail

 

Doors open at 6:00 PM for dinning

Catalina Bar & Grill Full Menu

 

Pre-show - 7:30 PM 

Showtime - 7:45 PM

Duration: 90 minutes

 

Catalina Policy: All patrons must order one entree OR

any two items off the menu (which includes non-alcoholic beverages.) Example: A soda and appetizer/dessert

Parking: $8 (card only)

For questions, contact: execdirector@sfvmc.com

Cabaret on Sunset

A Tribute to American Composers

Sunday

July 7th, 2024

7:30 PM

Catalina Bar and Grill 

Jazz Club
6725 Sunset Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

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Past Performances

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Dreamscapes

Saturday

May 18th, 2024

3:00 PM

Vida Church
9550 Haskell Ave

North Hills, CA 91343

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.

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Join us for a spectacular Easter Sunrise Service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, outside the Hall of Liberty. The morning will feature a worship service with music provided by the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale. Bring your warm jackets and blankets to watch a beautiful sunrise over the San Fernando Valley and welcome the dawn of Easter. All are welcome!

Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday

March 31st, 2024

6:00 AM

Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest La
wn Drive 

Los Angeles, CA 90068

Messiah 101

Messiah 101

Saturday

March 23rd, 2024

3:00 PM

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
North Hollywood, CA

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.

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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! 

Holiday Spectacular
with
The LA SYMPHONIC WINDS

Sunday

December 17th, 2023

2:30 PM

 

Smothers Theater,

Pepperdine University

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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"

Saturday

December 9th, 2023

6:00 PM

Sunday

December 10th, 2023

3:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church

of Studio City

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Lights of Remembrance

Thursday

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.

FREE SERVICE

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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.

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

A FREE 

LIVE CONCERT

SCREENING ON YOUTUBE

Sunday

August 6th, 2023

2:00 PM (PDT)
 

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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.)

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!

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

Saturday

September 9th, 2023

6:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist

Church of Studio City

Admission: $50
LIVE Streaming on YouTube: $30

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