Chorus Information


Masterworks Chorale of San Mateo

Bryan Baker, Music Director

Information last updated: 2008-07-29
Status: Current

Basic Information

Description: This is an auditioned, volunteer community chorus, open to the general public.
Web Address:
Year Estab: 1964
Mission: To enrich the quality of life through live performances of the major choral repertoire written for large chorus with orchestra (and soloists).
Emphasis: Works for large chorus with orchestra and soloists--all periods.
Size: 130-150
Concerts/Year: 3 pairs of concerts in November, March, June; Fest
Auditions: Yes, held at the College of San Mateo in August, November, March, or by individual appointment. Auditions require a prepared solo (artsong or solo taken from the classical repertoire). Sightreading for rhythm, pitch, musicianship. Must pass individual audition.
Dues: $24 per semester (basic fee to register for Master
Rehearsals: Monday, 7:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., College of San Mateo, Building 2, Room 141, 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo


Type of Music: Classical
Early Music
Type of Chorus: Mixed Adult
Rehearse City: San Mateo
Region: San Mateo County
Audition Req'd: Y

Chorus Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1700 West Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, 94402
Phone: (650) 574-6210
Fax: (650) 574-6303

Other Information

Related Groups: None
Discography: Masterworks Chorale, Galen Marshall, Conductor, with the Brno Concert Orchestra, featuring Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, and the Beethoven Choral Fantasy. Recorded in Prague, Czech Republic in 1994. Compact Disk.
Bibliography: Numerous reviews. Caen, Herb, Days of our years, "San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 1994, p. C1. Caen, Herb, San Francisco Chronicle, March 3, 1994. Weiss, Suzanne, "Masterworks performs impressive 'Requiem,' San Mateo Times. Bladen,Barbara, "MasterWorks Chorale is bound for Europe, " San Mateo Times, June 22, 1994, p. Bladen, Barbara, "Galen Marshall juggles growing responsibilities," San Mateo Times, June 22, 1994, p. B4 "Masterworks Chorale sets season opener," San Mateo Times, TimeOut, November 8, 1995, p. C5. Weiss, Suzanne, "Masterful concerts by Masterworks Chorale," San Mateo Times, November 15, 1995, p. C4.