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Sing with the Master Chorale! Auditions for the 2023/2024 season will take place in September. Stay tuned for more information, and sign up for our email list to be notified.

Auditions will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pismo Beach. We welcome new members. Choral experience is preferred.

The San Luis Obispo Master Chorale is a 120-voice ensemble that performs works for chorus and orchestra. We give our performances in the 1,200 seat Harold Miossi Hall of the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center on the Cal Poly Campus.

how it works

Steps to audition


Download the registration form below and bring it to your audition.

*Choral experience is strongly encouraged.


Choose a 10-minute time slot on our audition calendar.

Coming in August.



Prepare an audition piece. This could be as simple as a hymn, a folk song, a selection from musical theater, or a selection from classical repertoire. Please limit the prepared piece to 3 minutes in length. One verse or 2 to 3 pages is adequate.

Bring a copy of your selection for the accompanist (pianist). An accompanied piece is preferred to singing a capella.

Monday Night


Rehearsals are held Monday nights, typically from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Pismo Beach (directions shown below).

The Theatrical Mendelssohn:
Felix Mendelssohn, Elijah

Our next performance will be at the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 3:00 pm.

This dramatic oratorio tells the story of the prophet Elijah in a series of scenes, including the resurrection of a youth, a contest between the prophets of Baal and Elijah, the plotting of Queen Jezebel against Elijah, and Elijah’s final ascension into heaven. Mendelssohn imitates the great oratorios of Bach and Handel.

Conducted by Thomas Davies, Elijah is performed in two parts, with a dramatic overture to begin the action.

Spring 2023


Rehearsal Location


St. Paul’s Church, 800 Bello Street, Pismo Beach


Take Freeway 101 South to Pismo Beach
Exit at Hinds Ave / Price Canyon (Exit 190 B)
Turn Left onto Price Canyon
Turn left on Bello (first street)
St. Paul’s is on the right.
Turn into parking lot before the church.

Take Highway 227 (Broad Street) South
Turn right on Price Canyon Road
Turn right on Bello (before 101 overpass)
St. Paul’s is on the right.
Turn into parking lot before the church.

Take 101 North
Exit at Price Street (Exit 190)
Turn right on Price Canyon (first light!)
Turn left on Bello (first street)
St. Paul’s is on the right.
Turn into parking lot before the church.