upcoming performances

San Diego Performance-
May 19, 2017 at 8pm 
Park6- 590 Fir Street, San Diego, CA 92101 
Los Angeles Performance-
May 20, 2017 at 8pm 
Gallery 1988 (West)- 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
SACRA/PROFANA will team up with composer Stephen Feigenbaum, whose 2016 “Yeethoven” project, juxtaposing works by Beethoven and Kanye West, caught the eye of Rolling Stone and Pitchfork magazine. Feigenbaum’s new work “doctrine”, has been created specifically for SACRA/PROFANA.

past performances

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April 29, 2017 at 5pm at a private residence

SACRA/PROFANA’s Annual Garden Party is a unique opportunity to hear SACRA/PROFANA’S diverse voices in a more intimate setting. Surrounded by a home garden of flowers, fruits, and vegetables, listeners will be serenaded by choral offerings, solos, and duets.


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April 21, 2017 at 7:30pm La Jolla Riford Library


April 22, 2017 at 7:30pm Encinitas Library


In this concert, we are flipping the traditional programming conventions on its head. Instead of grouping music by composer, we will be featuring the poets who provide us with the text for our beautiful choral music. Performed in libraries throughout San Diego, we will be featuring the texts of masters such as Shakespeare, Dickinson and Rumi.

  • February 17, 2017 at 7:30pm All Soul’s Episcopal Church


  • February 26, 2017 at 7pm All Soul’s Episcopal Church


In this concert, SACRA/PROFANA will explore the slave narratives that helped shape this country’s diverse voices. Anchored by the San Diego premiere of Anthony Davis’ three monumental a cappella work “Voyage Through Death to Life Upon These Shores” with text by Robert Hayden, this program will touch on the legacy of slavery and will be followed by an open discussion. SACRA/PROFANA is thrilled to have the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir featured in this concert.

December 9-24, 2016 at the San Diego Civic Theatre

SACRA/PROFANA is thrilled to once again be lending their diverse voices to California Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This San Diego Holiday favorite is one of the most well attended productions of the season.

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By Peter Rothstein
With musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

Saturday, November 19 at 7pm
Sunday, November 20 at 2pm

Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
22115 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA

FREE Parking

This special collaboration between Bodhi Tree Concerts, FAB United, San Diego Opera, and The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park will feature the men of SACRA/PROFANA along with other noted local soloists telling the story of the Christmas Day Truce of 1914 through music and dramatic readings. Coming on the heels of Veterans Day, this is a great way to prepare for the upcoming Holiday Season

General Admission – $30
Students & Military – $15

Purchase your tickets HERE!

Featuring Purple Rain Album Performance

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30pm
The Industry
871 Harold Place, Ste 112, Chula Vista, CA 91914

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:30pm
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

To continue our mission of “redefining the choir”, SACRA/PROFANA will begin this kick-off celebration with a reception and lead into a live performance of our latest project- a top to bottom cover of Prince’s iconic album Purple Rain. The songs on the album will be presented in a variety of arrangements from a cappella, to small groups, to instrumental forces.

Tickets for October 21st are available HERE.
Tickets for October 23rd are available HERE.

Saturday, July 16 2016 at 7pm

First United Methodist Church, San Diego CA

2111 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, California 92108

More than fifty high school singers from all over San Diego County come together for a week long intensive choral learning environment and celebration of the ARTS. On Saturday, July 16th, they will present the culmination of that learning along side the 20 professional voices of SACRA/PROFANA’s core chorus. Under the direction of Juan Carlos Acosta and Dr. Keith Pedersen, “A Reason to Sing” will feature choral music spanning four centuries around themes of singing and music. The concert will also feature the world premiere performance of “Fi-yer!” by up and coming composer/arranger Brandon Waddles, slated to be published by GIA Publishing next season.

Tickets available HERE!


Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7pm

Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


Saturday, May 7, 2016 7pm

ARTS Center | A Reason to Survive

200 E 12th Street, National City, CA 91950


Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7pm

Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054


with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, March 4, 2016 8:00PM

Copley Symphony Hall

SACRA/PROFANA presents “Romance Isn’t Dead”

A New Take on Themes of Love and Romance

Music by Living Composers

Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 7:00pm – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm – La Jolla Riford Library

Art of Elán presents “Concentric Circles”


Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 7:00pm

San Diego Museum of Art

California Ballet’s Nutcracker


Saturday, December 12th – Sunday, December 20th 2015

San Diego Civic Theatre

1100 3rd Ave, San Diego CA 92101

A Christmas Concert

SACRA/PROFANA performs with the Pacific Sound Brass Quintet

Monday, December 7th 2015 at 7:00pm

College Avenue Baptist Church

4747 College Avenue, San Diego CA 9211512345626_10153209720325913_4221957741430870355_n

“Chant Macabre” SACRA/PROFANA’s Season 7 Kickoff Concert

Friday, October 30th 2015 at 7:30pm

All Soul’s Episcopal Church, Point Loma

1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego CA 92107

Friday, November 6th 2015 at 7:30pm

St. Paul’s Cathedral

2728 6th Ave, San Diego CA 92107Chant-Macabre-cropped

Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest with the San Diego Symphony

Sunday, August 9th at 7:30pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

Broadway: A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, August 7th and Saturday August 8th at 7:30pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

SACRA/PROFANA Summer Choral Intensive Final Concert 2015

Saturday, July 18th 2015 at 7:00pm

Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway #600

San Diego, CA 92106

Star Trek: Into Darkness with the San Diego Symphony

Saturday, July 11th 2015 at 8:00pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

American Guild of Organists Performance

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 at 4:45pm

Point Loma Presbyterian Church

2128 Chatsworth Blvd, San Diego CA 92107

2014 Carlsbad Music Festival

Saturday, September 20th 2014at 6:30pm

Adventurous Music by the Beach

258 Beech Ave, Carlsbad CA 92008

Tennis with Gershwin

Sunday, June 1st 2014 at 5:00pm

Torrey Pines Christian Church

8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive N, San Diego CA

SACRA/PROFANA Summer Choral Intensive Final Performance 2014

Saturday, July 19th 2014 at 7:00pm

Founders Chapel, University of San Diego

5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA

Video Games Live with the San Diego Symphony

Thursday, July 24th 2014 at 8:00pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

Danny Elfman’s Music from The Films of Tim Burton with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, July 25th 2014 at 8:00pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

Star Trek Feature Film with Live Soundtrack with the San Diego Symphony

Saturday, July 26th 2014 at 8:00pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA

Broadway Tonight! with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, August 8th 2014 at 7:30pm

Saturday, August 9th 2014 at 7:30pm

Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA