Do you want to sing in a choir but can’t commit to a season-long schedule? Do you have a summer break from a chorus with which you sing during the rest of the year? Do you want a chance to sing a fun concert with a friend or family member? Are you new to choral singing and want a low-commitment way to learn what it’s like?

If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, join us for the Choral Consortium of San Diego’s Summer Chorus 2023!

This year’s theme is Longing: Journeys Toward Home. Our guest conductor is Brian Lustig, Director of Choral Activities at First United Methodist Church, San Diego.

We’ll rehearse five times over a few weeks and give a performance on July 15. While attendance at all rehearsals is strongly encouraged, we understand that schedule conflicts may occur, so participants are allowed to miss one rehearsal. Please note that the event date indicated in this online registration reflects the first rehearsal. 

Register early for the best price!

Five Rehearsals: 

  • Sun June 25, 7-9:30 PM
  • Mon June 26, 7-9:30 PM
  • Mon July 10, 7-9:30 PM 
  • Thurs July 13, 7-9:30 PM
  • Fri July 14, 7-9:30 PM 

Concert date:

Sat July 15, 2 PM (1PM Call Time)

San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024

Registration Rates:

  • Super Saver (through 6/5):$ 55
  • Early Bird (through 6/15): $65
  • General- $75
  • Student/Scholarship Rate: $25
  • Bring a friend- $35


CCSD Summer Chorus will adhere to CDC guidelines as appropriate at the time of the rehearsals and the concert. Questions and concerns can be sent to

About Brian Lustig:

Brian Lustig is currently the Director of Choral Activities at First United Methodist Church, San Diego, where he oversees a thriving choral music program of over 100 singers. At First Church, Brian leads five choirs ranging from middle school to adults, and prepares the Masterwork Chorale and Chancel Choir for two concerts annually. Additionally, Brian conducts special services such as Lessons and Carols and Choral Evensong. Prior to coming to San Diego, Brian served as the Chorister Program Manager and Assistant Choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, as well as on the music faculty at Midlands Arts Conservatory in Columbia, South Carolina.

Prior to his work in South Carolina, he finished a postgraduate degree (MMus Choral Studies) at the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, Brian studied conducting with Stephen Layton, and sang with the Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge. In addition to his academic work, Brian led a Bach cantata series, conducted Pärt’s St. John Passion, and served as the co-chorusmaster for Bizet’s Carmen. Brian has returned to Cambridge twice to lead Bach festivals in Jesus College Chapel in some of Bach’s most epic music including B-Minor Mass, Ascension Oratorio, Missa in G-minor, Motets (BWV 225-230), and several cantatas.

Brian feels a particular calling to perform music by traditionally unrepresented composers, and looks forward to a performance of this music by Cecilia McDowall, as well as this great setting of Psalm 42 by Felix Mendelssohn.

When Brian isn’t conducting or singing, he is often found at San Diego Wave games, or walking around his neighborhood with his wife Haley and their tiny dog named Ralph!

June 25 @ 19:00
7:00 pm — 9:30 pm (2h 30′)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Choral Consortium of San Diego