Our mission is to enhance the cultural life of Southern California by cultivating and promoting the art of choral singing throughout our communities. SACRA/PROFANA is committed to awakening and nurturing enthusiasm for the choral art, through vibrant performances and focused outreach. While adhering to the highest artistic standards, we recognize the need for programming that is both accessible and compelling, and offers a rewarding, entertaining experience for concertgoers of all backgrounds.
Now celebrating its eighth season, SACRA/PROFANA has rapidly been gaining a reputation as an exciting new voice in American choral music. The 20-voice ensemble specializes in a unique blend of classic and contemporary styles, with a repertoire including everything from Schoenberg and The Smashing Pumpkins to Leonard Cohen and Ligeti. SACRA/PROFANA continues to defy genre classification, collaborating with Art of Élan, electroclash act HYENA, the San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Playhouse, and several professional dance companies. Classical music writer Ken Herman of sandiego.com called their work “both polished and daring.”
Hailed for its “youthful enthusiasm” and “maturity of technique” (David Chase, Director of La Jolla Symphony Chorus), SACRA/PROFANA is committed to providing a rewarding, entertaining concert-going experience by boldly championing the music of living composers, while breathing new life into timeless masterpieces.