Hi-Desert Master Chorus to hold new season mixer SEP 6 for prospective & returning vocalists

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YUCCA VALLEY, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new Hi-Desert Master Chorus (MCHOR) will begin its new season Thursday, September 6, with a special meet-and-greet mixer at 6pm at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center.  The innovative community chorus welcomes prospective new vocalists to join and be a part of its all new season that will culminate in a spectacular 100+ musician joint concert series with the acclaimed Joshua Tree Philharmonic December 13-16, 2018 at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree.

Formerly known as the Hi-Desert Chorus and newly renamed the Hi-Desert Master Chorus, the time-honored ensemble has recently reunited with and under the Hi-Desert Cultural Center.  Current and prospective MCHOR members can expect a night of fun, refreshments, entertainment, and an opportunity to tour the all new Yucca Valley Art Gallery exhibition, DESERT ICONS.  Prospective and existing members will also get the opportunity to meet new MCHOR Director Analisa Pilecki, and piano accompanist and Assistant Director Nelms McKelvain.  Both Directors will be in attendance and loaded with information about membership, rehearsals, and show dates.  MCHOR will rehearse Monday evenings from 6-8pm at the Yucca Valley Arts Center.

The chorus and philharmonic will be performing music selections from Trans-Siberian Orchestra to The Muppet Christmas Carol, John Rutter’s Gloria, and much more.  With concerts always selling-out and long waiting lists, audience goers are encouraged to purchase their tickets early and in advance of the concert performances once they go on sale.

This special MCHOR mixer is for current and prospective chorus members above the age of 13.  The new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center is located at 58325 CA-62 in Yucca Valley, CA.  For more information on the Hi-Desert Master Chorus, visit www.hidesertculturalcenter.org, call 760.366.3777, or visit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center at 61231 CA-62 in Joshua Tree.  The Hi-Desert Master Chorus is a program of Hi-Desert Cultural Center, a GuideStar “Gold Status” non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the regional visual and performing arts organization and arts agency for the greater Joshua Tree area.



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: www.hidesertculturalcenter.org


GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!