Concert Series

On behalf of the First United Methodist Church of Chula Vista, we welcome you to the 2019-2020 Concert Series.
Music has been a strong part of this congregation’s life since its founding over one hundred years ago and continues to be one of the many things that pulls us together as a church and community.
The Concert Series Committee of FUMCCV has worked hard to present some of the region’s best performing artists. We are proud to feature Ensembles, Gospel, Classical Orchestra, Mariachi, and Choral music on the same series, and we truly believe there is something for everyone.
Committee Chair: Eric Swanson
Mariachis de Estrellas Chula Vista
Sunday, September 29
From 2001 to 2013, Mariachi Chula Vista established a reputation as the leading high school mariachi in the United States, appearing at all the major mariachi festivals and conferences in the U.S. and in Mexico. In 2011, several of Mariachi Chula Vista graduates organized an alumni mariachi. This was the beginning of Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista. Since then the group has performed at more than 600 events large and small throughout western US and Mexico to much acclaim.
San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
Sunday, November 3
Under the leadership of Artistic Director RC Haus and Executive Director Bob Lehman, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is celebrating its 34th anniversary of changing lives one voice at a time. With more than 300 members, it is one of the largest gay choruses in the world and has sung at locations including the White House, the Super Bowl and Lincoln Center. The group’s official mission is to create a positive musical experience through exciting performances that engage audiences, build community support and provide a dynamic force for social change.
FUMCCV Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 8
Join the FUMCCV Christmas Choir, Sisters in Song, and Polyphonix for a musical celebration of the Christmas season. The repertoire includes old favorites as well as some new arrangements. The second half of the concert will be a performance of WOW! A New Christmas Musical, performed by our children’s choirs. Please join us afterward for a festive reception with special activities for children!
Tifereth Israel
Community Orchestra
Sunday, January 26
The Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra returns to our concert series for a wonderful afternoon of music. This orchestra, under the direction of Maestro David Amos, has been performing for 44 years including more than thirty appearances at FUMCCV. At this performance they will present Beethoven’s King Stephan Overture, Sibelius’ Swan of Tuonela, Kabalevsky’s Suite from The Comedians, and violin virtuoso Anat Almani performing Tchaikovsky’s monumental Violin Concerto.
Hillcrest Wind Ensemble
Sunday, March 29
The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble is one of Southern California’s finest adult musical organizations. Now celebrating its 33rd year, they are making a 5th appearance at FUMCCV. The ensemble brings standard wind band favorites along with some exciting new works and transcriptions for band. The wind ensemble is known for its innovative programming which has included work with the Balboa Park Centennial, San Diego Opera’s “Opera Exposed!”, Southwestern College Concert Choir and the Balboa Park Summer Series.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Community Choir
Sunday, May 3
The mission of the MLK Jr. Choir is “Singing Gospel, Promoting the Arts” and it does this by raising funds for scholarships in the visual and performing arts. This group is the premier gospel choir in San Diego and its concerts are always inspirational and uplifting. The MLK Jr. Choir has performed over 20 times at FUMCCV and is a favorite of this congregation and community and is sure to bless all who hear it.
Photo by Jason Yamaoka