About Us


Sorelle, the Italian word for sisters, is an Encinitas-based women's choral ensemble, formed in 2013 by Sally Husch Dean, and directed by Michelle Risling since 2022. The group produces a unique and powerful sound, rich in integrity and heart. The life experiences of the members are diver​se. Some are school choral directors teaching ​at the elementary, ​high school, and college level. Some Sorelle singers are professional soloists, participate in ensembles for their churches ​or synagogues, and/or perform with professional choruses. Their common thread ​​is a love and dedication ​to the choral art. Sorelle's mission is to benefit charities supporting women and girls with every concert.

Michelle Risling

Artistic Director

Natalie Pasqueralli

Chorus Manager

Anna Juliar

Collaborative Pianist

Sally Husch-Dean