San Diego Master Chorale to present fall concert Oct. 15

The San Diego Master Chorale will present a fall concert titled Modern Masters as the first in its 51st season on Oct. 15 at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. The program centerpiece is Kodály’s Missa Brevis for chorus and organ.

In addition, polychoral works by Vaughan Williams and Gabrieli will be performed along with Chenoweth’s Vocalise and folksongs by Wilberg and Sviridov.

In memory of the victims of the 2011 Oslo tragedy, the Chorale will perform the haunting Audi by Knut Nystedt, Norway’s national choral composer. In yet another highlight, Chorale accompanist Bryan Verhoye will perform Suite pour le Piano by Debussy.

The upcoming fall concert will also feature a reprise of last season’s world premiere work by David Conte, To Music, which was commissioned by the Master Chorale. SDMC will be joined in this piece by alumni of the group, a new tradition established by the Chorale last season.

Tickets ($20 adults, $15 seniors/military, $10 students) may be purchased at or call (858) 581-2203.