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Guest Performers with the Master Chorale
The Idyllwild Master Chorale is an auditioned, professionally conducted community of vocal musicians united by their passion for choral music and dedicated to connecting their voices to the heart, soul and musical taste of our mountain culture.
Members of the IMC come from the Idyllwild area, Garner Valley, Anza, Hemet, Temecula, Palm Desert and as far away as Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties.
In 1975, Robert Evans Holmes created the beginnings of IMC by putting together a foundation group of 16 local singers for a performance of Saint Saen’s “Christmas Oratorio.” By 1976 he has added a full orchestra, a chorale of 125 singers, and four soloists to perform the entire “Messiah” by Handel. For 38 years, the Chorale has brought beautiful chorale music to Idyllwild and the Hill through concert performances and musical theatre.
Stars of Tomorrow's
The Idyllwild Master Chorale is busy rehearsing for our biggest celebration of the year – our 39th Winter Solstice Celebration Concert on December 20 and 21. It will feature not only classic holiday music for our choir and orchestra, traditional carols and arrangements by John Rutter, Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with Harp and then fusion of classic Jazz with the choir and orchestra, but also another world premiere written by John Rodby (Former Music Director of the Macy’s Day Parade) and sung by the incomparable Sherry Williams. And of course, you won’t want to miss outstanding performances by the ever-popular Marshall Hawkins Quartet, John Fleming and special guests.
Concerts will be on Saturday, December 20th at 7:30 and Sunday, December 21st in the gym at Idyllwild School, 26700 Hwy 243, Idyllwild, CA.
The town is still talking about last year’s Winter Solstice Concert and how the performance was made magical by the beautiful “Winter Solstice” themed art by the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s members. Well, we’re doing an encore, again in collaboration with the Art Alliance! You won’t want to miss the exquisite experience of art and music!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Dwight "Buzz" Holmes