Events

 

Elemental

Sunday, October 13th 2024, 2:00pm

San Dieguito United Methodist

170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas CA

Sorelle San Diego and the North Coast Singers' Capella present a choral concert emphasizing the four natural elements; earth, air, fire, and water. Featuring the Elements suite by Katerina Gimon, selections by Ola Gjeilo, Ryan Murphy, Kate Crellin, and Sarah Quartel further highlight the ways in which we interact with and are influenced by the elements around us. 

(of War)

Saturday, April 20th 2024, 4:00pm

San Dieguito United Methodist

170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas CA

Directed by Michelle Risling and accompanied by Anna Juliar,  Sorelle San Diego presents (of War), a collaborative concert with the San Diego State University Treble Choir. Sorelle’s April concert includes unique arrangements for women’s voices of texts written from the perspective of men involved in war. In a collaboration with SDSU’s Treble Choir, the combined choirs will perform a newly commissioned arrangement of Armistice 1918: Everyone Sang by Craig Carnahan. 


Ticket proceeds will benefit the International Rescue Committee in San Diego, which provides support for refugees and asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution to resettle and thrive in America.

After the Rain

Saturday, October 14th 2023

San Dieguito United Methodist

170 Calle Magdalenda, Encinitas CA

Women’s chamber chorus, Sorelle San Diego, will present After the Rain, a fall concert on Saturday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. in Encinitas. Directed by Michelle Risling and accompanied by Anna Juliar, Sorelle will perform creative choral works exploring the concept of peace as the calm that comes after a storm.


The repertoire includes We Are the Storm by Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, with text by renowned American poet, Charles Anthony Silvestri, and Stephen Paulus’ unique Day Break, based on an Aboriginal Australian poem that personifies the sun as a woman. After the Rain by Sarah Quartel, which inspires the concert’s title, reminds us that there is beauty to be found in troubled times, and Barbara Baker’s beloved arrangement of Charles Albert Tindley’s gospel song, The Storm Is Passing Over.

Ticket proceeds in October will benefit Operation Hope North County, a nonprofit that offers safety to San Diego women and families facing homelessness as they rebuild their lives and reclaim independence.

Spellbound

Sunday, June 17th 2023

San Dieguito United Methodist

170 Calle Magdalenda, Encinitas CA

Directed by Michelle Risling and accompanied by Ronél Wishnuff, Sorelle will perform compelling choral works inspired by a diverse collection of living women composers.

Pieces to be performed include The Definition of Beauty, with music by Alice Parker and text by Emily Dickinson, which explores the complexity of finding beauty in all things, and In the Middle, based on Barbara Crooker’s poem, describing the need to connect amidst the chaos of everyday life. Inspiring the concert’s title, Spellbound by Katerina Gimon tells the story of young stars awakening to their collective power and beauty.

Ticket proceeds will benefit Girls Rising San Diego, a nonprofit that empowers girls and young women in underserved San Diego communities through a mentorship sisterhood.


To the Stars

Sunday, October 23rd 2022

San Dieguito United Methodist

170 Calle Magdalenda, Encinitas CA

Sorelle San Diego presents "To the Stars." The concert features choral works inspired by the imagery of terrestrial and celestial worlds, directed by Michelle Risling and accompanied by Anna Juliar.

Capella, the high school ensemble of San Diego North Coast Singers, will join several of the selections, including Jacob Narverud’s “Ad Astra” and “Touch the Sky” from the film “Brave.” A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Hand to Hand, a charitable fund that enhances the lives of women and girls in San Diego County.

Falling in Love Songs

Sunday, April 24th 2022

San Dieguito United Methodist

170 Calle Magdalenda, Encinitas CA

Sorelle San Diego performs "Falling in Love Songs." Directed by Michelle Risling, and featuring pianist Anna Juliar and violinist Peter Clark, the choir will present romantic works by Eric Whitacre and Gustav Holst.

Capella, the high school ensemble of San Diego North Coast Singers, will join Sorelle on several pieces, including traditional Andalusian and Irish songs. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit New Hope Charitable Children's Home.