New Hi-Desert Master Chorus to perform SHOW TUNE SPECTACULAR! April 26-28

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is proud to present an all new concert series April 26 through 28 with three special performances featuring music from Broadway and The Silver Screen!  Entitled SHOW TUNE SPECTACULAR!, this fantastic spring music concert series at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater in Joshua Tree will feature the Cultural Center’s new Hi-Desert Master Chorus performing music selections from The Greatest Showman, Phantom of the Opera, Aida, Dear Evan Hanson, Motown the Musical, Les Misérables and much more!  On the heels of their sold-out performances alongside their inaugural debut with the Joshua Tree Philharmonic this past holiday season, these special Master Chorus performances are sure to bring joy to the entire family!  The 40-member chorus is under the direction of multi award-winning Musical Director Analisa Pilecki and Assistant Director and piano accompanist Nelms McKelvain.

The Master Chorus performances are Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm, with a special matinee performance on Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 pm.  Tickets are $15-$26 and a cash bar will be available before and throughout each performance.  Patrons may avoid a credit card processing fee by purchasing tickets via cash or check in person at the Box Office.  Group discounts are also available.  Patrons must be at least 5 years of age to attend.  These performances are for all audiences and have a suggested rating of “G”.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the Hi-Desert Playhouse, visit, call 760.366.3777, email, or visit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Box Office in person weekdays from 1-5 pm at 61231 CA-62 in Joshua Tree.  The Hi-Desert Playhouse 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 communities of Joshua Tree National Park.

PHOTO CAPTION: Assistant Director and piano accompanist Nelms McKelvain rehearses the new Hi-Desert Master Chorus at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new state-of-the-art Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center.



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:


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!