WELCOME

The San Fernando Valley Male Chorus has been singing in and around the San Fernando Valley for over 60 years. The Chorus was founded in 1957 and has been registered as a non-profit organization since 1969. The Chorus has no political or religious affiliations. Our sole purpose is to foster the sound of choral male four-part harmony, while including the opportunity for solos and quartets.

The Chorus is open to men of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. The only requirements are a love of singing, a willingness to attend rehearsals on a regular basis and to participate in our shows. Our repertoire includes music from all genres, including: pop, Broadway, classical, opera, spiritual and religious.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Over the years, in addition to our annual shows, the Chorus has volunteered its services to various community and charitable events including: the Christmas Eve music festival held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the annual open house festival of the Los Angeles County Art Commission, the annual Shriners Christmas party for children with disabilities at the L.A. Unified School District’s school for the handicapped, as well as for frequent military ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Base in Port Hueneme. We have also performed for the Western Fire Fighters Instructors Conference, and sung The Star Spangled Banner for the Los Angeles Kings and Galaxy.

ONE COMMON BOND

Our Chorus has had members from a wide range of occupations, including: bricklayers, barbers, doctors, engineers, bankers, teachers and students; all sharing one common bond…a love of music and the sound of four-part male harmony.

CONDUCTOR

  is our current conductor. Matt graduated from the California State University Northridge (CSUN) School of Music, with a degree in piano performance. He is active in the musical life of the San Fernando and Simi Valleys. In addition to his duties as Conductor of the San Fernando Valley Male Chorus, Matt is currently the principal organist of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Simi, and he directs the contemporary choir at St. John Eudes Catholic Church in Chatsworth.

Recently, Matt has directed and accompanied several shows per year in such venues as CSUN, TROLL (Theater Repertoire of Our Lady of Lourdes), the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, as well as several local high schools.  Matt’s list of show credits includes productions of Little House of Horrors, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Drowsy Chaperone, Music Man, Putnam County Spelling Bee, among many others.

PERFORMANCES

Annually, the Chorus stages two major performances: a Holiday show in December and a Spring show in May. In addition, throughout the year we also perform at various private parties, meetings and special events. For further details or a fee quote, please see PRIVATE EVENTS and contact our President under CONTACT US.

JOIN

The Chorus invites men of any age who share our love of singing to join us. The ability to read music is not required. After a few rehearsals, we will help you determine whether your voice fits better in the range of tenor, baritone or bass. We invite all interested men to attend one of our rehearsals. We meet every Monday evening at 7:30 PM at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge Street, West Hills, CA 91307; for a map, see our Rehearsal Location and Time below.

Please note that we do break after our Holiday show in early December and we also go on a summer hiatus following our Spring show in late May.

  • → For Our Next Rehearsal, see FAQ #4.
  • → For Our Next Performance, see FAQ #5.

To hear a variety of our songs from past shows– click LISTEN.


REHEARSAL LOCATION AND TIME

Monday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. sharp!

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Our rehearsal room is in the building to the right of the sanctuary.