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Press Releases from Choral Club of San Diego

Welcome Dr. Kyle Adam Blair, Assistant Director for Mink Pack

Choral Club is very pleased to introduce Dr. Kyle Adam Blair, the new Assistant Music Director for Mink Pack. Laura Morrell continues as Artstic Director of Mink Pack. Kyle and Laura will be working closely together to design and present the Mink Pack’s new show for 2018-19.

ABOUT DR. KYLE ADAM BLAIR

Dr. Kyle Adam Blair is an active pianist, musical director, and vocal coach in the San Diego area who specializes in the performance of American contemporary music. As a pianist, Kyle not only performs works from established 20th century American composers such as Copland, Ruggles, Crumb, and Carter, but also champions music by living composers, with whom he often collaborates.

Among Blair’s notable collaborations are numerous appearances with the La Jolla Symphony under the direction of Steven Schick, performances with Bang-On-A-Can All-Stars in Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Diego, and appearances with redfishbluefish at the Ojai Music Festival, sharing the stage with the likes of eighthblackbird’s Lisa Kaplan, The Bad Plus, and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group.

He is currently slated to release his solo debut record in the coming months. The record, entitled “Palm Sunday,” consists of a collection of solo piano works composed by New England-based composer Stuart Saunders Smith, a frequent collaborator with Blair.

An active vocal coach in San Diego as well, Blair has acted as a music director, pianist and/or composer for ten major theatrical productions in the San Diego area in the last four years, several of which were theatrical premieres performed at La Jolla Playhouse, as well as multiple shows with La Jolla’s renowned JCompany under the direction of Joey Landwehr.

Blair earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music Performance at the University of California, San Diego in 2018 under the tutelage of Aleck Karis.

Holiday Road CCSD Concert

Hit the Holiday Road with Choral Club of San Diego

Holiday Road CCSD Concert

Join us for Choral Club’s end-of-season Holiday Concert at the historic Point Loma Assembly building in Point Loma. Hitch a ride with holiday and seasonal classics including “It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas,” “Holiday Dreamin’ Medley,” “My Favorite Things,” “Beauty And The Beast,” “Zat You Santa Claus?”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “What Are You Doing New Years Eve?”, “The Greatest Love Of All,” “Christmas In New Orleans,” “(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays,” and (of course) “Holiday Road.” Refreshments and Raffle.

WHEN:  Saturday, December 16th, 2016

Doors open at 6:45pm (reception)
Concert at 7:00pm

WHERE:  Point Loma Assembly Building

3035 Talbot Street
Point Loma, San Diego, 92106

Purchase Tickets

$15 in advance / $25 at the door

Enjoy a fun, family-friendly holiday concert and support the arts in San Diego.  Early-bird ticket prices are $15 before December 15th ($25 at the door). Purchase your tickets today.

All Soul's Church, Point Loma

Choral Club of San Diego Joins All Souls’ Church for 2014 Point Loma Home Tour

Choral Club of San Diego Joins All Souls’ Church for 2014 Point Loma Home Tour

San Diego, November 18, 2014—

Choral Club of San Diego will team with All Souls’ Presbyterian Church in Point Loma to perform at the annual Saint Nicholas Home Tour. Choral Club, San Diego’s oldest continuously-operating women’s chorus, will provide holiday entertainment for visitors to the Home Tour Marketplace and All Souls’ church on December 6, 2014.

Choral Club will present a selection of holiday and seasonal songs outdoors in the courtyard of the church at 1:30pm on December 6th, while Home tour visitors enjoy the St. Nicholas Café, and the Christmas Marketplace. Choral Club singers will then perform a longer set at 2:15pm in the church’s magnificent main sanctuary. Songs will include holiday classics, mid-century American standards and seasonal music, performed by the complete choir and select soloists.

The partnership between All Souls’ Church and Choral Club of San Diego began in mid-2014 when Choral Club and moved its rehearsals to the church. The two organizations have plans to mount additional community performance projects in Point Loma in the future.

The Home Tour performance on December 6th is one of two public concerts by Choral Club this season. The organization’s semi-annual Concert & Champagne Reception Fundraiser will be held Saturday, December 20th at 7pm at Liberty Hall Theatre at Paradise Village in National City. Interested parties may purchase tickets through the Choral Club of San Diego website, choralclubofsd.org.

The All Souls’ Saint Nicholas Home Tour, a Point Loma tradition, draws attendees from throughout San Diego county and beyond. Learn more about All Souls’ Home Tour and purchase tickets online at http://www.all-souls.com/#!st-nicholas-home-tour/.

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Choral Club of San Diego is the area’s oldest continuously-operating women’s singing group. Choral Club members are dedicated to promoting choral music in the community, and to helping young people pursue musical careers. Choral Club of San Diego is a registered IRC 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at choralclubofsd.org.

San Diego’s Oldest Women’s Chorus Is Now San Diego’s Newest Women’s Chorus, Choral Club of San Diego

October 9, 2012

SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s oldest women’s chorus and service group is now San Diego’s newest women’s chorus and public service group, Choral Club of San Diego.

The San Diego Choral Club was formed in 1939 by a group of community-minded women interested in music and service.  The group was a major social- and service-oriented choir, performing in various venues, and supporting promising young vocal students with scholarship awards.

Choral Club of San Diego (CCSD) was formed in 2012 in order to carry on the musical and service traditions of San Diego Choral Club. The organization is a California public benefit corporation dedicated to promoting public appreciation of choral and vocal music. Choral Club of San Diego provides an annual scholarship for vocal performance students. In addition to supporting promising vocal students, we give back to the community by bringing music to the elderly and seeking collaborations with other nonprofit organizations which contribute to the San Diego community.

Choral Club of San Diego will hold performances during its fall/holiday season from October through December.  The Season culminates with a final public concert on Saturday, December 15th at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1370 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA.

Choral Club of San Diego will perform publicly October 20 in conjunction with the San Diego Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) during its annual Out of the Darkness 5K Walk to Prevent Suicide.  CCSD will perform during the event closing ceremonies at the Embarcadero Marina Park North in downtown San Diego.

About Choral Club of San Diego

CCSD is dedicated to promoting public appreciation of choral and vocal music. Our talented and committed singers and musicians perform at area retirement homes, community events, and corporate functions, and our organization provides an annual scholarship for vocal performance students. CCSD is an IRC 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit the website, www.choralclubofsd.org.

CCSD President Zona Wahrenbrock is available for interviews.

Contact

Caron Andregg, VP, Marketing
Choral Club of San Diego
619.929.0829
marketing@choralclubofsd.org