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Epiphany Concert, Sunday January 8th

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Celebrating the culmination of Christmastide, the Downey Master Chorale will present its seasonal concert on January 8th at 4:00 PM in the Cornerstone Christian Worship Center, 9001 Paramount in Downey. Entitled “Epiphany,” it offers old and new music to mark that great event when all the world met the new-born King through the persons of the Magi.

Several surprises will delight all in the concert. It will feature local composer- arranger Ruth Nix, who will accompany the chorale and will premiere her charming and uplifting work “Little Baby.” Several members of the newly formed Downey Youth Chorale will join the Master Chorale in their own debut performance.

A meet and greet dessert reception will follow. Bring the whole family. Tickets will make great Christmas gifts.

For more information email or call (310) 941-3042 or (562) 927-1436

Debut Concert of the Downey Master Chorale

After forming a new ensemble in the fall of 2013, the Downey Master Chorale will perform its debut concert on Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 PM.

The performance will be held in the main sanctuary of the Moravian Church of Downey, 10337 Old River School Road, in Downey, just south of Florence Ave.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe performance features A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten.  This 1942 suite consists of eleven movements, with text from The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems. Britten (1913-1976) was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces.

Following the intermission will feature several popular Christmas carols from a range of composers, such as selections from “The Seven Joys of Christmas” by Kirke Mechem, John Rutter’s “Candlelight Carol” and “Angels’ Carol,” as well as “Silent Night,” “O Holy Night” and “Jingle Bells.”

The Moravian Church of Downey is home to a half-century of classical music history, as the home of the Moravian Trombone Choir founded in 1965 by Jeff Reynolds of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  As a special guest, the concert will features an appearance of the Moravian Trombone Ensemble.

Also, attendees will enjoy singing along to their favorite Christmas Carols, as well as the Hallelujah Chorus.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students and seniors.  Tickets may be purchased from a chorale member or online at Brown Paper Tickets (click here).

The Downey Master Chorale is conducted by artistic director Margaret Zeleny, and accompanied by associate conductor Chris Squires.  For more information, email

Downey Master Chorale Featured in Long Beach Press Telegram

The DMC had the privilege of speaking with reporter Richard Guzman of the Long Beach Press Telegram about our new chorus.  Read the article at the link below:

Auditions are ongoing, and by appointment only.  Sign up here at the website to request and audition!



Also read our notices in The Downey Patriot (Click here).

Auditions continue through October

Rehearsals have begun for the newly-formed Downey Master Chorale, and the voices are beautiful.  Auditions will continue, by request, on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons through the end of October.

Interested singers are encouraged so sign-up on our auditions page.

This is also a great opportunity for men, as culturally there has been a new resurgence of men rediscovering their vocal talents and love of the art form.  Downey Master Chorale has great openings available for Bass and Tenor voices, with opportunities to sing pieces that will challenge and inspire.

The Downey Master Chorale is preparing for a winter concert this year, details to come.