Do you have a passion for singing? Then come join the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Master Chorus!

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — Fresh off their critically lauded sold-out debut performing alongside the Joshua Tree Philharmonic during the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s annual FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS concert series, the new Hi-Desert Master Chorus (MCHOR) is now accepting new members to join and be a part of this unique and fun family of dedicated vocalists.  New members must be at least 13 years old and there is no need to audition.  Interested individuals are invited to come to MCHOR’s first rehearsal of the Spring and Summer Season on Monday, January 7th at 6pm, or any following Monday evening rehearsal through February 11th.

Rehearsals are held Monday evenings at the new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center located at 58325 on Highway 62 in Yucca Valley, CA. Rehearsals will culminate in two separate concert series at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater in Joshua Tree.  The first series, SHOWTUNE SPECTACULAR!, will be performed April 26-28 and will feature contemporary and classic Broadway hits.  The second series, SLICE OF SUMMER, will be performed June 28-30 and will feature modern, pop, and vintage music celebrating surfboards, BBQs, boardwalks, and everything ‘summer’!

The new Master Chorus is under the direction of Director Analisa Pilecki and piano accompanist and Assistant Director Nelms McKelvain.  More information will provided at the first rehearsal on January 7th.  Interested individuals may feel free to contact the Hi-Desert Cultural Center at 760.366.3777 or email the director at:

The Hi-Desert Master Chorus is a program of Hi-Desert Cultural Center.  Additional information on the Hi-Desert Cultural Center may be found on the Cultural Center’s main website, or by calling 760.366.3777.  The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a GuideStar “Gold Status” non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the arts agency for the Joshua Tree National Park region.

PHOTO CAPTION: Director Analisa Pilecki holds the camera and takes a quick backstage shot of some the Hi-Desert Master Chorus members as they are about to perform with the Joshua Tree Philharmonic.



With its multi-venue performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and arts agency for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park for more than 50 years.  The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an artist residency for veterans, an extensive educational arts and technology academy program for youth and adults, and more.  The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, employing over 30 full-time and part-time employees, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars.  Having achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, it instructs over 700 adults and youth weekly and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from programs due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at:


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